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Descendants of Symond Fiske, Lord of the Manor of Stad- 

haugh, Suffolk County, England, from the time of 

Henry IV. to Date, including all the American 

Members of the Family. 



Histories of Grafton and Barre, Mass., and Gibson, Harwood, Pierce, 
Peirce, Pearce, Forbes,' Forbush, and Whitney Genealogies. 

Fftsche, Fisc, Fiske, Fisk {spell it either way) 
Meant true knighthood, freedom, faith, good qualities that stay- 
Brethren, let the ancient name mean just the same for aye : 
' Forward, every youth! To seek the higher good " today ! 

Rev. Perein B. Fiske, Lyndon, Vt. 





XEo jflora, 


XTbe Hutbor, 


EGYPTIAN mappage or the Grecian urn 
Did once perpetuate a father's clay; 
Preserving through slow centuries and gray 
The human remnant for the hope eterne. 
And what the fires of funerals could not burn, 
Nor Time's insidious tooth gnaw quite away, 
Became a shrine of virtues, where might pray 
The latest sons, and of their fathers learn. 

But we, grown wiser, plant a family tree. 

And 'neath its broadening branches sit us down, 

Content to trace a noble pedigree 

Unapt to urn a rich and high renown; 

Content to dream of knights armed cap-a-pie. 
Yet hoping from the sky to see a crown. 

Horace Spencer Fiske. 
Chicago, May 6, 1896. 


Author's Preface, . . . . 

The First Fiske, ... - 

Origin of the Name Fiske, 

Lord of the Manor of Stadhaugh, 

Coat of Arms, ----- 

Fiske Wills in Suffolk County, England, 

Recollections of a Visit to Laxfield, 

The Manor of Stadhaugh, 

Visit to Framlingham, Bennington and Laxfield, 

Ancestral and Historical, 

College Graduates by the Name of Fiske, 

FiSKES and Fisks in the Revolutionary War, 

Something of the English and American Fiskes, 

Named for Fiskes, . - . . . 

Our English Ancestors, . . . . 

Our American Ancestors and Descendants, 

John Fiske 

Col. Francis S. Fiske 

Isabella H. Fiske 

Rev. Franklin W. Fisk 

John Fiske 

Rev. A. A. Fiske 













Frederick C. Pierce . Frontispiece 

Fiske Coat of Arms 5 

Fiske Manor House, Stadhaugh, Eng- 
land, 33 

St. Mary's Church, Bury St., Edmunds, 

England, 37 

Bright Coat of Arms 49 

Netherhall, Thurston, England, . . 49 

Gail Hamilton 85 

Ida Tucker Morris 94 

Old Buckman Tavern, Lexington, . 97 

Silas Forbush 112 

Gov. E. A. Straw of New Hampshire, 140 

Hon. Stephen A. Douglas 170 

Early Picture of Hon. Stephen A. 

Douglas 171 

Mrs. Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, . . 178 
Fiske Homestead, New Hampton, 

N. H 189 

Allen Fiske, 215 

David Edward Fiske 218 

Old Fiske Homestead, Amherst, N.H.,2ig 
Mayor Edward Fiske Gorton, . . . 242 

Old Fisk Hill Church 257 

Sewall Fiske, 276 

Hon. Henry D. Pierce, 280 

John Fiske (steel) 300 

Rev. Daniel Taggart Fiske, . . . 318 

Hon. Henry Clay Fisk, 320 

Col. Franklin Fisk, 326 

Rev. Wm Allen Fiske, 329 

John B, B. Fiske 330 

Rev. Albert A. Fiske, 331 

Dea. John P. Fiske, 334 

Prof. Franklin W. Fisk, 335 

Rev. Lewis R. Fiske, 336 

Rev. Samuel W. Fiske 338 

Rev. Wilbur Fisk, 347 

Gen. Clinton B. Fisk, 350 

Hon. Warren L. Fiske 403 

John Fisk, 408 

John M. Fisk, 410 

Arthur N. Fisk, 411 

Dr. Newell Fisk, 413 

Edward F. Fisk 415 


Almon P. Fisk 420 

Dr. Edward J. Fiske 43° 

Stephen P. Fisk 437 

Hon. Hiram C. Fisk 439 

Lieut.-Gov. Nelson W. Fisk, . . . 440 

Rev. David M. Fisk 447 

Dr. Cyrus M. Fisk 449 

Hon. Joseph Fiske, 461 

Charles D. B. Fisk, 467 

Lieut. Bradley A. Fiske 469 

Rev. Franklin L. Fisk, 47° 

Mrs. Katherine Tanner Fisk, . . .471 

Dr. George F. Fisk 474 

Jerome H. Fisk 492 

Rev. Nathan W. Fisk 497 

Liberty B. Fiske 509 

Louis S. Fiske, 5^0 

Solon Fisk 5^4 

James H. Fisk, 5^5 

Dr. Samuel A. Fisk 528 

Major Geo. A. Fiske 55° 

Hon. LeanderW. Fiske 554 

Geo. W. Fisk, 556 

Hon. Wm. J. Fisk (steel), .... 560 

Dr. Wm. M. L. Fiske 564 

Col. James Fisk, Jr 568 

Haley Fisk 57i 

Hon. Theron S. Fisk, 573 

Dr. C. R. Fisk 574 

Mrs. Dr. C. R. Fisk 574 

Hon. David L. Fisk 576 

Harrison G. Fiske, 583 

Mrs. Minnie Maddern Fiske, , . . 583 

Ella A. Fiske, 589 

Dr. Marcus B. Fisk, 598 

Capt. Smith W. Fiske, 602 

Amos K. Fiske, 604 

Hon. Joseph G. Fiske 610 

Rev. Herbert F. Fisk 611 

Dea. Geo. B. Fiske, 613 

George C. Fiske, 616 

Capt. John M. Fiske, 620 

Albert W. Fisk 622 

Douglas A. Fiske, 630 


I VENTURE the assertion that thus far no antidote has been discovered for the 
cure of the so-called "genealogical fever." My friends tell me I have it in an 
aggravated form and it would seem so. Last year I published the Whitney 
Genealogy, a volume of 700 pages, and now present "The Fiske Family." I have 
been greatly assisted in my work by Bond's VVatertown and the volume compiled 
by Rev. Albert A. Fiske of Austin, 111., on the Amherst, N. H., Fiskes. The family 
is noted for its strong religious proclivities inherited from its English ancestors, 
who on account of their Puritanic belief, were obliged to tiee from tlieir native land 
or be beheaded or burnt at the stake at the pleasure of their fanatical associates. 
One of the emigrant ancestors — a graduate of Immanuel College and an eminent 
divine — was secreted in a wood-pile for nearly a year and finally escaped to America 
in disguise, here to become one of the ablest preachers; and as Cotton Mather 
said, "Did he shine in the golden candlestick of Chelmsford, a plain, but an able, 
powerful and useful preacher of the Gospel." But few of the early New England 
families can boast of as many descendants who were in the various professions as 
the Fiske family. 

Until this publication the many emigrant ancestors of the Fiskes have not been 
connected in any one publication. The matter has been arranged in the same manner 
as my previous publication.s, like the Register issued by the New England Historic- 

Genealogical Society. It is the simplest, most comprehensive and the best of 
plan yet devised. "T. p- ,i^j ."i-v-J'fTT" 
A number of abbreviations win be founa in the book of which %e following 

are explanations: ae., aged; abt., about; dau., daughter; dec'd, deceased; res., 
resides or resided, residence; w., wife; wid., widow and widower; yr., year; n. f. k., 
nothing further known; s. p., sine prole (without issue). There are a number of 
other abbreviations of such common use that their meaning will be readily under- 
stood. A name in parenthesis thus: Anna Fisk, dau. of Robert and Sybil 
(Gould) Fiske, indicates the maiden name of the mother. An interrogation point 
implies doubt or want of absolute certainty. Birthplaces of the children are not 
always given, but can be ascertained by reference to the residence of the parents 
which is always given. I wish to return thanks to all those who so generously 
furnished the requested information. If all had responded a number of the lines 
would be more complete. Thanks are especially due, Mrs. Silas A. Pierce, Grafton, 
Mass.; Miss Lou M. Pierce, Worcester, Mass.; F. L. Ora of Chicago, 111.; Prof. 
John Fiske, Cambridge, Mass.; Col. Francis S. Fiske of Boston; Hon. Joseph 
Fiske of Wellesley Farms, Mass.; Rev. A. A. Fiske and others who rendered 
valuable aid and assistance. 

It is the sincere wish of the writer that the descendants of the Fiskes will 
take as much pleasure in perusing these pages as I did in compiling them. 

Very truly, 

Chicago, July 30, 1896. 



The family of Fiske flourished for a very long period in England, in the County 
of Suffolk. So early as the eighth year of the reign of King John, A. D. 1208, we 
find the name of Daniel Fisc of Laxfield appended to a document issued by the 
King, confirming a grant of land in Digneveton Park, made by the Duke of 
Loraine to the men of Laxfield. The original is in the Public Record office in Lon- 
don and is dated May i, 1208. The following is a copy: 


Public Record Office, London. 

Confirmation by King John, May i, 1208, to the men of Laxfield of land in the 
Park of Digneveton, granted by the Duke of Loraine. The following are the 
names of those to whom the grant was made: 

Robert Garenoise, Eustice Percario, Henry de la Hose, Walter de Holoc, 
William son of Robert, William Daniel, Jeffrey Daniel and Daniel their brother, 
Daniel Cuppario, Brithmaro, son of Brithwalden, Stephen Proest, Stephen Archer, 
Eustace son of Phillip, Melvine wife of Roger Gadermod, Picot son of William, 
Bernard son of Roger, Edmund son of Robert, Jordan son of Robert, William 
son of Gilbert, Robert son of Brithmar, Simon son of Edric, William Odonis, 
Godfrey and Herbert, Robert son of Jeffrey, Osbert a clerk, Ralph a clerk, Hade- 
brand Haiward, Robert son of William, Simon son of Turstan, Brithmar son of 
Godwin, Roger Haiward, Richard Haddoc, Reignald son of Godwin, and Robert 
and Daniel his brothers, John Emelin, Johnson of Roger, William Wudewell, 
Roger Crespip, Henry son of Ade, Roger Hunne, Matilda wife of Gilbert, Ernest 
de Radbrooke, and Robert his brother, Gerald son of Adwin and DANIEL FISC. 


The name Fisk is simply an older form of Fish. In Anglo-Saxon times the 
termination sh was regularly sounded hard, like sk. The breakfasting Engliscman 
of those days ate his fisc from a disc. The name is one of a large class of appella- 
tives taken from the animal world, such as Herring, Salmon, Pike, Crabb, Tench, 
Spratt, Peacock, Swan, Drake, Crane, Hawke, Bird, Lyon, Hart, Fox, Bull, Lamb, 
Kidd, Cheever (goat), Todd (fox), Pmxell (piggy). Hare, Colt, Palfrey, etc. 

The origin of this class of surnames is not perfectly clear. The largest and 
most familiar groups of surnames are either (i) patronymics, such as Johnson, 
Jones, Wilson, etc. ; or (2) names of villages and estates, such as Washington, 
Frothingham (a corruption of Fotheringham), Greenough (green field), Holmes 
(meadow), Stanley (stony pasture), etc.; or (3) names descriptive of occupation 
or social position, such as Mason, Carpenter, Franklin (country squire). Baker 
and its feminine Baxter, Thatcher and Thaxter, Weaver and Webster, Draper, 
Smith, Fletcher (arrow-maker). Chapman (merchant). Cooper, Butler, Cartwright, 
Sargent. Waterman, Sawyer, Chandler, Bishoo. Abbot, Clark, Constable, Spencer 
(steward) Grosvenor (chief huntsman). Woodward (forest-keeper), Youmans 
(yeoman), etc. 

The earliest use of family names in England was about the beginning of the 
eleventh century. Long before that time, indeed, clan names were common, and 
such were always patronymics, e. g., Fotherings, the descendants of Fother; Beor- 
mings, the descendants of Beorm; Icklings, the descendants of Ickel. At the time 
of the Anglo-Saxon conquest of Britain (fifth and sixth centuries) it was customary 


for a clan to settle in a stockaded village by itself, and all English towns whose 
names end in ham or ton, preceded by ing, were originally the abodes of single 
clans; e. g., Birmingham, home of the children of Beorm; Icklington, town of 
the children of Ickel. Besides these general clan names no others were in use 
except individual names, such as Alfred or Edith. 

The use of family names, beginning in the eleventh century, increased slowly. 
It was not until the fifteenth century that such names became nearly universal, and 
also stationary. At first they were shifting in usage. Thus, the same man might 
be called Henry Wilson, because his father was named William, or Henry Froth- 
ingham, because he lived at the village of Fotheringham, or Henry Draper, because 
of his occupation. If the son of this Henry were named Robert, and were any 
kind of a worker in metals, from an armourer to a blacksmith, he might be known 
as Robert Harrison or Robert Smith. Surnames had not ceased to fluctuate in this 
way until the fifteenth century, and it was not until late in the sixteenth that more 
importance began to be attached to the family surname than to the individual 
baptismal name. It appears, therefore, that in tracing back the Fiske genealogy 
into the fourteenth century, we are approaching the time at which difficulty must 
arise from fluctuations of surname. Thus the paternal grandfather of David Fiske 
might have been called David Johnson, if John were his father's name, or David 
Franklin, if he were a country squire. In the thirteenth century we should be 
quite likely to encounter such confusion and to find the helpfulness of surnames in 
tracing genealogies vastly diminished. 

Surnames derived from estates or localities seem to have been the first to 
become stationary, and next after them the surnames derived from trade or office, 
since sons have so commonly followed their fathers in business. The class of 
names to which Fiske belongs is certainly quite difl'erent in origin from the three 
great classes above mentioned. What, then, was its origin? Why should a man 
be called Wolf, or Heron, or Pike? 

We are at first struck with the fact that barbarians commonly use such names, 
both for individuals and for clans. Such individual names as Grey Wolf or Yel- 
low Raccoon often owe their origin to some personal peculiarity or to some 
irrecoverable incident. Among American Indians, and in general among bar- 
barians all over the world, the clans are apt to have such names as Wolf, 
Eagle, Salmon, Turtle, etc.; the totem, or symbol of the Wolf clan, the idol or 
image of its tutelar deity, is likely to be a rude image of a wolf or wolf's head; 
and in many cases the clan is supposed to have had a wolf for its first ancestor. 

Shall we say, then, that animal surnames in modern English are survivals of 
ancient heathen clan-names? Are Fiskes descended from a Fish clan among 
the East Angles? To this view there seems to be a serious objection. The 
conversion of our English forefathers from heathenism to Christianity was com- 
pleted in the seventh century, at least four hundred years before the earliest use 
of surnames in England. The old clan system, moreover, had crumbled to 
pieces long before the Norman Conquest. It is not likely, therefore, that habits 
of naming characteristic of the old heathen clans could have persisted long enough 
to give rise to a whole class of surnames so late as the eleventh and twelfth 

Between the ancient systems of totem devices and the heraldry of the Middle 
Ages there were many analogies and doubtless some points of connection; though, 
on the whole, the former must be regarded as the predecessor of the latter, 
not as its ancestor. The mediaeval heraldry was growing up in England during 
the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and it made an extensive use of conven- 
tionalized heads of familiar animals, not merely lions, wolves, and bulls, but 
many kinds of bird and fish, as well as such imaginary creatures as dragons, 
griffins, and cockatrices. For example, Lucy is the heraldic name for pike, 
and the shield of the De Lucy family bears on a field gules three lucies or. From 
this emblem the family surname is likely to have arisen, just as Geofifrey 
Plantagenet was so called from the sprig of broom or genesta plant worn in 
his helmet. The familiar name of Pike, as well as that of the Puritan magistrate, 
Sir Thomas Lucy, who arrested Shakespeare for poaching, has probably come 
from the heraldic use of pikes or lucies. 

The explanation which serves for one of this class of animal surnames might 
perhaps serve for all: but there is another point to be considered. Heraldic 
devices were used not only upon banners and coats-of-arms, but also upon 


signboards, not merely of inns but oi other places of business. In days when 
reading and writing were not common accomplishments, such devices were 
in general use, and they survived down to a recent time. For tavern signs 
they are not yet extinct. In old times, as often at the present day in Europe, 
the shop and the homestead were usually contained in the same building. 
Thus in the seventeenth century the father of John Milton, who w-as a solicitor, 
notary public, and law-stationer, had his office and his home ,in a certain house 
known as the Spread Eagle, in Bread Street, 'Cheapside. Over the front door was 
the figure of an eagle with outstretched wings. For four or five centuries before 
Milton's time, in going through any town, you would have passed by a succession 
of such signs of hawks, cranes, dolphins, salmon, lambs, and bulls, thus finding 
your way to the particular shop and homestead of which you were in quest. 
The principle upon which the signs were chosen is not always obvious. Some- 
times a family name may have suggested the sign, as if a man named Crow 
were to paint a black crow over his door; but in early times the sign un- 
doubtedly preceded and suggested the name. The family which dwelt at the sign 
of the crow came to be called Crow, in the same way that a family which 
dwelt at a country house called Greenough or Greenhalge (green field) canie 
to be called by the name of the house. 

There is nothing in the Fiske coat-of-arnis, as used in the last three or four 
centuries, to suggest fishes or any occupation associated therewith. But if the 
name goes back into the twelfth century, as quite possibly it may, there is a 
chance that it may have been connected with some heraldic fish emblem since 
disused. It is quite as likely to have its origin in a sign. As I said above, it 
is difficult to determine with confidence the precise origin of names of this class. 

The reader may be interested in the coincidence that Laxfield, the name of 
the parish where our Fiske forefathers dwelt for at least three centuries, means 
"salmon field." I think the name has been applied to the place for more 
than a thousand years, but I have no theory as to its origin. The name Stad- 
haugh (sometimes incorrectly written Stradhaugh) is compounded of stead and haugh. 
The former means station or home, so that the word "homestead" is a case 
of tautology. A haugh was a cleared field in the days when much of England 
was covered with virgin forest. Stadhaugh is thus equivalent to "home in a 
cleared field." 

What Prof. Rasmiis B. Anderson says: 

Prof. Rasmus B. Anderson of Madison, Wis., ex-minister to Denmark, in 

writing sends the following: 

Madison, Sept. 19, 1896. 

Col. Fred Pierce, Chicago, 111. 

My Dear Sir:— I have your favor of the 13th inst., in regard to the name of 
"Fisk." Fisk means in Norwegian "fish" and of course the name may be of 
Scandinavian origin. I am pretty familiar with Scandinavian nomenclature, but I 
cannot recall any Dane, Swede or Norwegian by that name." 

Dr. Henry Mortimer Fiske, a native of Sturbridge, residing in San Francisco, 
writing in September, 1895, says: "The name for long centuries back was Fiske. 
It is a Scandinavian name and is as common in Denmark and Sweden as Smith is 
here. The meaning of the name is 'fish' and all Scandinavians call a fish, fiske. The 
Danes have in Greenland a harbor called Fiskenares, and also one in the island of 
St. Thomas, one of the West Indies, of the same name Fiskenares, meaning in 
English fish harbor. I have also an old book published in London in 1760, called 
the young man's book of knowledge, which is dedicated to the Rev. James Fiske, 
a rectdS^ of the church of England. In an old book, a history of one of the counties 
of England, speaking of one of the civil wars there the name of lord or viscount 
Fiske is there mentioned as one of the civil magistrates. The book is one of the 
first printed and is nearly 300 years old. In both Sweden and Denmark the name 
is always spelt Fiske. I have satisfied myself the name was introduced into 
England at the time of the Danish invasion. I am further satisfied that the 'e' was 
left ol¥ in England more for the convenience of spelling on the part of our fore- 


fathers than any other cause, as those old fellows, even the most learned, had a 
habit of phonetic spelling in many instances a desire to cut things short." 

The late Miss Fidelia Fisk of Ooroomeyah, Persia, a veteran missionary, in- 
formed the writer of this sketch that "there seemed to be some connection between 
the name and the word 'fiscal.' Somewhere she had been told that, before the 
appearance of the family name, 'the fisk' was one of the appointed public officers. 
Much of the revenue of those days was collected in dried fish, and Fisk, or Fiske, 
is the plural of fish in the Danish language. Quintals of fish were at that time used 
as currency even. 

"A ministerial crank, whom I came upon once in traveling, claimed that 'there 
were few of the family names in N. E. that could not be traced back to the Greek! ' 
Whereupon I replied, 'Let me hear you take my name over that course.' Without 
hesitation he replied, 'Your name came by way of Denmark, did it not? It is 
probably all one with Fish. Now, in the Greek, fish is ichtheus. Prefix the 
digamma and you have Fichtheus. Drop the termination, and you have Fich, or 
Fisch, or Fische, which would very soon be worn down to Fish, or Fiske-Fisk.' " 

In reading a valuable article from Rev. Wm. H. Grififis, on the "Influence of 
the Netherlands upon the N. E. Emigrants," I found a statement to the efifect that 
"many of the emigrants from Suffolk County, England, to Holland, in returning to 
England, or coming over to America, were found to have shortened their names 
to a monosyllable. Fisher thus became Fish." 

This led to a brief correspondence, in the beginning of which that stalwart 
defender of the rights and honors of the Dutch expressed his confidence, that "the 
name of Fiske-Fisk was among those mentioned in the early literature of the 
Netherlands." Search, however, only discovered a "Fisker" in Holland, who came 
from and returned to England, but neither in England nor America was the name 
of Fisker found thereafter, but the name of Fiske-Fisk is there among the emi- 
grants before 1640. 

It only adds to the plausibility of this theory to remember that almost every- 
one of the emigrant Fiske-Fisk name had a trade which must have been originally 
learned in Holland — weaver, tanner, spinner, dyer, etc. 

Webster's Dictionary has this to say of the name: Fisk (fisk) verb irrelevant 
(ch. Swedish fjeska, to bustle about), to run about; to frisk; to whisk. "He fisks 
abroad and stirreth up erroneous opinions." — Latimer. 

Fisk, fisc, fiskin, fysk (Swedish fjeska). "What frek of thy folde fisketh thus 
aboute?" — Piers Plowman, c. x. 153. 

Scots Law: The right of the crown to the movable estate of a rebel. (Ency- 
clopedic Dictionary.) 

Fish, fis, fisc, fisch, fiss, fisshe, fyche, fysch, fysshe, s. (Anglo-Saxon, fisc; cog- 
nate with Dutch, visch; Icelandic, fisky; Danish, fisk; German, fisch; Swedish, 
fisk; Goth., fisks; O. Fris., fisk; Welsh, pysg; Irish and Gaelic, iasg; Latin, piscis. 
(Under head Fish, Encyclopedic Dictionary.) 


Symond Fiske, Lord of the Manor of Stadhaugh, held lands in Laxfield 
Parish, and was probably grandson * of Daniel Fisc, before mentioned. He 
bore for his arms, chequey, argent and gules, upon a pale, sable, three mullets 
pierced, or. These arms, with a crest added, were confined to Prof. Nicholas 
Fiske, professor in Physic, of Stadhaugh, in Laxfield. 

In 1633 a charter of confirmation was issued from Herald's College. It 
acknowledges the use of the arms by a:h ancestor to all the emigrants. 

To all and singular persons to whom these presents shall come, Wm. Segar, 
Knight, Garter Principall, King of Arms of Englishmen, sendeth his due com- 
mendations and greeting in our Lord God everlasting. Know yea that anciently 

* According to Herald's Visitations. 


Motto: Macte virtu te sic itur ad astra. 

"So to the stars we go 
For doing as we ought below." 

Arms of Symond Fisiie of Stadhaugh. 

from the beginning it hath been a custome in all 
countries and common wealths well governed, 
that the bearing of certain signes in shields 
(commonlie called arms) hath been and are the 
only markes and demonstrations either of 
prowess, virtue and valour in times of war or 
peace, and of good life and conversation for 
learning, magistracy and civil government in 
times of peace diversley distributed according 
to the qualities and deserts of the persons de- 
meriting the same, which order, as it was most 
prudentlie devised in the beginning, to stirr and 
kindle the hearts of men to the imitation of vir- 
tue and nobleness; even so hath the same been 
and yet is continually observed to the end that 
such as have done commendable service to 
Prince and country either in war or peace may 
receive due honor in their lives, and also devise 
after their deathes successively to their posterity. 
Amongst the which number I find Nicholas 
Fiske of Studhaw in the parish of Laxfield, in 
the county of Suffolk, Professor in Phisick, son 
of Nathan Fiske of the same son of William, son 
of Thomas, son of William Fiske of Studhaw 
aforesaid that lived in the raignes of King Henry 
the sixt, Edward the III, Richard the third and 
King Henry the seventh, who beared for their 
coats armor, as foUoweth viz, checkey argent 
sable, three mtillets or, pearced and wanting 
onto his said coate of Armes, as diverse 
to want, a convenient creaste or cognizence 

and gules, upon a pale 
further for an ornament 
auntient coates are found 

fitt for him the said Nicholas to beare, who hath requested me the saide 
Garter to assign him such a one as he may lawfuUie use without wrong doing 
or prejudice to any person or persons whatsoever which according to his due 
request I have accomplished and granted in manner and forme followeth (that is 
to say), on a healme a torse argent and gules a triangle, argent, above the upper 
angle an estoile, or, mantelled gules, doubled argent, as more plainly appeareth de- 
picted in the margent hereof. All which amies and creaste I the said Garter 
King of Armes by power and authoritie of my office, under the great seal of 
England, due appoint, give, grant, ratifie and confirme onto the said Nicholas 
Fiske and to his posteritie forever and that it shafi be lawfuU for him and them 
to use and show forth the same in signet, shield, ensigne, or coate armor or 
otherwise at his or their pleasure, at all times, and in all places, according to the 
ancient laws or arms and laudable custome of England, without let or moUestation. 
In witness whereof, I the saide Garter have hereonto set my hand and scale of 
office, the i6th day of November, A. D. 1633, and in the 9th yeare of the raigne of 
our.Souveraigne Lord Charles by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, 
France and Ireland, defender of the Faith, etc. 

This motto is evidently taken from Virgil's Aeneid, the ninth book. In the 
640th and 641st lines of this book you will find: "Atque his victorem affatur 
lulum: Macte nova virtute, puer: sic itur ad astra." 

Another authority describes the arms as follows: Fisk Armes: Checkie, Ar- 
gent and Gules, on pale sable 1.88 by .43 inches, check ^ inch Gules right hand 
upper corner alternate Argent. Form, Top & side 5 checks right lined and right 
angled; bottom, spade shaped, three Mullets, or, pierced. Crest: Torse 1.03 by .1 
inch Argent & Gules, Triange equilateral, .65 inch, above upper angle an 
Estoile, or, mantled Gules, doubled Argent, .1 inch. 

The said arms and crest are ree'istered in the Heraldry book of Middlesex, 
made by Sir Henry, signed George Knight Richmond. Hen: Lily, Rouge, Rose. 

Heraldry, a relic of the feudal ages, took its rise in the crusades, and was em- 
ployed to denote the manly virtues. Since then armorial bearings have served 
very much the same purpose of the modern diploma, and have been cherished 
because deemed the patent or respectability. Esteemed at first by the landed 


gentry at pleasure, they afterwards came under the regulation of law. The Herald's 
College was established, and a general registration took place in the sixteenth 
century, when pedigrees were accepted and registered, the disorder or irregularity 
or fraudulent bought rectified. 


Fiske Harrison — see Harrison — Harrison, as borne by Fiske Goodeve. Fiske 
Harrison, of Copford Hall, County Essex, Esquire, who assumed his additional 
name and arms of Fiske, on succeeding to the family estate of his mother, Sarah 
Thomas, only child of Rev. John Fiske, of Thorp, Moriaux County Sufifold, by 
his wife the daughter and heir of the late Samuel Thomas, of Lavenham, Esquire. 
Arms — Quarterly, first and fourth, az. two bars, one between six estoiles, three, 
two and one. er. second and third and three crescents bareg under az. and gu. 
Crest — A Stork, wings expanded ar. beaked and membered or. Motto — Ferendo 
et Feriendo. 


In 1854 Col. Francis S. Fiske, of Keene, N. H., now a resident of Boston, Mass., 
and United States Commissioner, employed the well known American genealogist 
and antiquarian, Horatio G. Somerby, then residing in Camden Square, London, 
to thoroughly inspect and copj' from the records in the various parishes in Suffolk 
County, England. He found a mass of very valuable data relating to the English 
ancestors of the American Fiskes from 1462 to 1635. 

Mr. Somerby first visited the several Suffolk parishes where he knew the Fiskes 
had resided and made extracts from the parish registers which were of sufficient 
antiquity to suit his purpose. The registers of South Elmham and Weybread, 
however, in one of which he expected to find the baptism of one of the American 
emigrants, did not date back far enough to give it. He next consulted some of 
the wills of the early Fiskes and found sufficient to justify him in the belief that 
Nathan Fiske, of Watertovvn, Massachusetts Colony, was the eighth in descent 
from the first Simon of Laxfield, through Robert, of St. James, South Elmham, 
who was his great-grandfather. Simon was Lord of the Manor of Stadhaugh, in 
Laxfield, Suffolk County, England, in the time of Henry the Sixth. 

Between the years 1462 and 1635 he found some fifty wills of Fiskes proved 
in Suffolk County, all of the same family, abstracts of which were furnished and 
are inserted in their proper places, others of this family are as follows: 

WILLIAM FISKE. OF RENDHAM. Will nresented July 17, 1472. Men- 
tions his sons, William, Robert, Thomas and John and Walter Fiske, of Peasenhall. 
Wife Margaret. 

THOMAS FISKE, OF BADENHAM. Will dated Sept. 13, 1488. Wife 
Agnes. Sons, William and John. 

JOHN FISKE OF DISS CO., NORFOLK. Will dated in 1488. Speaks of 
his wife, Elizabeth, and Mr. John Fiske, clerk. 

WILLIAM FISKE, OF BEEDES. Will dated 1505. Wife, Jane. Witnessed 
by John Fiske and others. 

Apr. 8, 1529. Wife, Elizabeth. Sons, William, Thomas, John and Ambrose. 
Daughters, Cicily and Wj^borough. 

JOHN FISKE, OF LAXFIELD. Will dated Oct. 2, 1535; proved 1535. De- 
sires to be buried near his mother Bequeaths legacies to John Fiske, of East 
Dereham; William Fiske, of East Dereham; Thomas Fiske, of Lowstoft, and to 
John, son of Simon Fiske. Appoints Jeffrey Fiske, the elder, and his son, John, 

J558; proved Jan. 6, 1558-9. Wife, Marion. Son, John. Daughters, Ague- and 
Susan: daughter Joan Barfot. 

THOMAS FISKE, OF NORTHALL. Will dated May 16, 1557: proved May 
27, 1557. Desires to be buried at Southrow. Wife, Agnes. Sons, John and Will- 
iam. Daughter, Margaret. Godson, Christopher Fiske. 


AIARIaN FISKE. OF WENHASTON, widow. Will dated Jan 30. 1558; 
proved July 31, 1559. So'n, John. Daughter, Agnes; daughter, Joan Barfot. 

WILLIAM HSKE OF SOUl'H COVE. Will dated Alar. 13, 1576; proved 
Dec. 5, 1 581. Wife. Elizabeth. Late daughter, Alice, wife of Richard House. 
Grandchildren, Judith and Dorothy Fiske. Legacy to Robert Pease and his children. 

WILLIAM FISKE, OF ALDBOROUGH. Will dated Sept. 3, 1584; proved 
Oct. 6, 1584-5. Wife, Margaret. Sons, Francis, Thomas, John and William. 
Daughter, Margaret. Brothers, John and George. 

WILLIAM FISKE OF RENDON. Will dated June 20, 1572. Wife, Isabel. 

GEORGE FISKE, OF ALDBURGH. Will dated Jan. 25, 1584-S; proved 
Feb. 26, 1584-5. Wife, Joan. Brother, John. Mentions William Fiske and his 
son, Thomas. 

RICHARD FISKE, OF SHOTLEY. Will dated Apr. 6, 1589. Wife, Ursula. 
Son, Jonas. 

WILLIAM FISKE, OF LAXFIELD. Will dated Dec. 29, 1590: proved 
Jan. 22, 1591. To his wife. Jane, a tenement at Stradbrook. Brothers, John and 
Jeremy. Brothers-in-law, John Punchyard and Thomas Bowett. 

JOAN FISKE, OF IPSWICH. Will dated .May 22, 1562. Desires to be 
buried in the churchyard of St. Mary-at-Elms, in Ipswich. 

ROBERT FISKE, OF GREAT LINSTED, single man, nuncupative will, 
dated Mar. 18, 1601-2. Father and mother, Thomas and Alice Fiske, of Great 
Crattfield. Brothers. William and John. Sister Alice Sparham and sister, Joan. 

10, 1592; proved July 28, 1602. Eldest son, William; son, Eleazer, and his wife, 
Elizabeth; son, Thomas. Daughter, wife of Robert Barnard. Appoints his sons, 
Jaffrey and Eleazer executors. 

WILLIAM FISKE, OF MIDDLETON. Will dated Mar. 18, 1611-12, proved 
Apr. 22, 1612. Wife, Joan. Sons, Nicholas, William, John and Thomas, all under 
22. Daughters, Frances and Margaret, not 21. 

WILLIAM FISKE, OF RENDHAM. Will dated Oct. 20, 1603: proved Nov. 
17, 1604. Son, Thomas. Daughter, Frances, wife of Anthony Cressye, of Den- 

Will dated Dec. 20, 1610; proved Jan. 9, 1610. Wife, Mary. Mentions Agnes, 
daughter of his brother Samuel, and John Fiske, his apprentice. 

Will dated Mar. 31, 1617; proved ^Nlay 18, 1617. Wife, Katherine. Sons, John and 
Thomas. Daughter, Anne; daughter, Emma Bawkey, wife of Edward Bawkey; 
daughter, Dorothy. Sister, ^Margery Palmer. Cousin, Thomas Fiske and his 

THOMAS FISKE, OF MARLFORD. Will dated Sept. 18, 1617; proved 
Nov. 24, 1617. Mentions his grandchild, Thomas, son of hi_s son-in-law, Ralph 
EverarH: William, son of his sister. Amy Richardson, deceased. Uncles, Robert 
and John Godfrey. Cousin, Reynolds, of Baddingham; cousin, Blith, of Hales- 
worth; cousin, Goodall, of Parham; wife's sister, Margary French. Father-in-law, 

ANNE FISKE. Will dated Jan. 6, 1619. Sons, Thomas and Robert. Sisters, 
Hudson and Palmer. 

WILLIAM FISKE, OF SPEXHALL. Will dated Mar. 29, 1618; proved 
May 2, 1618. Gives to the poor of Hedinghani Co., Norfolk. Wife, Elizabeth. 
Son, William, and his son, William; son, Edward, and his son, William. Daugh- 
ters, Mary and Marian; and son-in-law, Robert Balls. 

ROBERT FISKE. OF REEDHAM. Will dated Feb. 16, 1609-10; proved 
Nov. 18, 1610. Wife, Elizabeth. Son, Robert, not 21. Daughters, Elizabeth, Mary 
and Joan. To son, Richard, "who, whether he be living or dead, I know not," 
forty shillings, to be paid to him within one year after his return to England. 

THOMAS FISKE, OF WENHASTON. Will dated Mar. 16, 1602-3; proved 
June 5, 1604. Wife, Alice. Legacies to his sister. Knight, and William Fiske, re- 
siding with him. Makes William, son of William Fiske, of Hockingham, to Nor- 
folk, his princioal heir. 

dated Aug. 21, 1623; proved Feb. 26, 1624. Eldest son, Christopher. Grandchil- 


dren, Robert, William and Edmund. Son-in-law, Edward Page. Mentions 
Robert, son of Robert Fiske. 

HENRY FISKE, OF WENHASTON. Will dated Apr. 15, 1628; proved 
July 9, 1628. Wife, Margaret. Son, Henry. Daughters, Rose, Margaret and 

SIMON FISKE, OF ELMSWELL. Will dated Mar. 15, 1615. Wife, Eliza- 

EMME FISKE, OF ELMSWELL, widow. Will dated Feb. 17, 1625; 
proved Nov. 27, 1626. Son. Robert and his daughter, ]\Iargaret; son Edward and 
his daughter, Elizabeth. Grandchild, Mary Palmer. Daughter, Elizabeth Martin; 
daughter, Frances, wife of Roger Bardwell. 

JOHN FISKE, OF ELMSWELL. Will dated Sept. 4, 1616: proved Oct. 
14, 1616. Brothers, Robert, Simon and Edward. Brother-in-law, Thomas Palmer; 
brother-in-law, Thomas Bardwell; brother-in-law, Thomas Martin. Appoints his 
mother, Emme Fiske, executrix. 

MARGARET FISKE, OF SWIFTING, widow. Will dated Apr. 19, 1636. 
To her son, Nathan, one-third of all her goods, and the residue to her daughters, 
Mary, Margaret and Sarah. Appoints her son, Nathan, executor. 

1636; proved Apr. 21, 1640. To his daughter, Susan Fiske, £40. Appoints his son, 
John, executor. 

AMOS FISKE, OF DENNINGTON, singleman. Will dated Jan. 8, 1641-2; 
proved Apr. 21, 1642. Sister Frances, wife of John Russell; sister Margaret Fiske, 
Father-in-law. William Fiske. Mother, Margaret. Directs that his brothers, 
John and William, the younger, be bound apprentices; brother, William, the elder, 
residuary legatee. 

ZACHARY FISKE, OF WETHERSDEN. Will dated Feb. 18, 1646-7; 
proved Jan. 2"], 1647-8. Wife, Mary. Mentions William Fiske, eldest son of John 
Fiske, of Ruttlesden, Gent, and Zachary Fiske, son of Robert Fiske, of Norton, 

1661. Mentions his brother, James and Samuel Fiske, Weybred. 

9, 1623; proved July 9, 1633. Wife, Emme. Sons, Francis, Thomas and William. 
Daughters, Emme and Elizabeth. Grandson, John. 

FRANCIS FISKE, OF ALDBOROUGH. Will dated Mar. 31, 1634; proved 
Nov. 27, 1634. Mother, Emma Fiske. Son, John. Appoints his wife, Anne, exec- 

JOFIN FISKE, OF SOUTHWOLD. Will dated Apr. 20, 1648. Bequeathes 
to his wife, Mary, lands in Wenhaston. Sons, John, Sturgeon and Anthony, all 
under 21. Daughter, Margaret, wife of Gilbert Hopkin. Daughter, Susan Fiske. 


(By Isabella H. Fiske, of Wellesley Farms, Mass.) 
To the member of the family who is interested in its early history, and is 
taking a trip in England there will be hardly anything more fruitful of enjoyment 
than turning aside a little from the beaten track and visiting his ancestral home 
of Laxfield, in Suffolk, from which the American branch of the Fiskes emigrated. 
The town and its vicinity make an interesting study. The nearest railroad 
town, and one with which the Fiskes themselves were early identified, is Framling- 
ham, some eight miles distant, and with twenty-five hundred inhabitants. The 
town itself claims through tradition to date from the time of Redwald, king of the 
East Angles. It is certainly as early as the Norman period, as the structure of its 
castle shows. 

This is a fine old ruin, one of the largest in England, covering over an acre 
of ground, with its thick walls, arched gateway, and rising towers. It has a most 
interesting history, having been held since the earliest records till through the 
thirteenth century by the baronial family of the Bigods, these being bestowed by 
Edward I. upon his son Thomas, of Brotherton, and still later coming into the 
hands of the Mowbrays and Howards; families later represented by the earls and 


dukes of Norfolk. It was at one time surrendered into the hands of John, and 
again, much later, was seized by the crown and became the residence of Queen 
Mary of England, being afterwards restored to the Howards by James I. Coming, 
in the seventeenth century, through purchase, into the hands of Sir Robert 
Hitcham, it was considerably dismantled, and was finally, on the hard terms of its 
■entire demolishment given over by his will into the possession of Pembroke Col- 
lege, Cambridge. 

There is also in Framlingham, the fine old church of St. Michael's, dating in 
part from the thirteenth century, and harboring as its chief treasure the altar 
tombs of the Howards; the most noted among whom are the two earls of Surrey, 
one victor of Flodden field, the other, the gifted poet of the Tudor era, and a 
victim of Henry VII. 

Modern Framlingham is quiet enough, boasting as its chief interest, the Albert 
Memorial College, a large school for boys. It still keeps its antiquarian interest 
as central, however. 

The name of Fiske is by no means an unknown one here. It may be found 
upon the stones in St. Michael's churchyard, which is comparatively recent, occur- 
ring about half a dozen times. It is to be seen in the town records also, and over 
shop doors and the like, occasionally. In one instance, however, the proprietor — 
whose name was Fisk — of one of the stores there, on being interviewed in regard 
to his family was unfortunately unable to trace back his lineage even so far 
as his own grandfather. But we may feel ourselves quite justified in identifying the 
early history of the family with that of the town in all the stirring scenes that were 
witnessed there. 

In Framlingham we have a strong recollection of the past. In Laxfield we 
have the past itself, as something still present, not yet outgrown. It is all de- 
lightfully typical of England. In the first place, we have the real English coun- 
try. We have behind us all thought of time and press of circumstances, and 
stroll leisurely along the winding lanes, shut in by green hedgerows from the 
sloping hillsides where the sheep and cattle graze peacefully. We have the coun- 
try life of centuries ago, too. It is all just as it was when, as an old play tells 
us: "Prince Charlie came riding down to hunt the deer at Laxfield with his men," 
or when Cromwell and his men came riding along that way on their destructive 

Come they did, most probably along this route, for the little church at Laxfield 
bears traces of vandal hands, which marked the overzeal of the Roundheads. As 
we enter the little town, of about five hundred inhabitants, the whole atmosphere 
is delightful, this stepping out of the whirl of traffic, the rush of modern life, and 
breathing this quieter air, with its suggestions of lavender and musk, its folds 
and creases of the past still lingering. The great charm is the quaint unconscious- 
ness of it all. The centuries have slipped by unnoted, and the old church still 
waits for the awakening touch that seems as far away as ever. The handful of 
houses grouped around it are true English country homes. The rectory one would 
wish particularly to visit; a charming little place, which, with its bower of green and 
rosevines and suggestions of perpetual summer, has all the romance and quaint- 
ness of the setting of the "Vicar of Wakefield." The rector seems the Vicar 
■himself, gray and gentle as he is; a most hospitable man, who keeps up from 
"his little retreat with the movement of the world's forces, yet with a contemplative, 
rather than an active interest. 

We have a strong sense of ownership in this ancestral home of ours as we 
linger along its shaded street, on our way to the churchyard. This grows upon us as 
we find upon the mossgrown stones half obliterated epitaphs, containing the 
familiar family name. It is something set off from the thoroughfare of the cease- 
less throng of tourists; a little by-way in which we can take an especial pride, 
and something as deserving of study as many a better known object of attention. 

As we enter the exquisite little church, we note the rich, time-darkened carv- 
ing, the finely executed stone-work of the fourteenth century, and the later Jacobin 
influence in the work. It is all genuine from the quaint baptismal font within, to 
the square tower without, rising amid the trees. 

In the parish register, which is hardly ever opened, the records begin with 
the sixteenth century and the name of an Elizabeth Fisk is found to be one of the 
•first entries, in 1519. Thus the old register bears witness that the Fiskes were 


identified with the town at the earHest account, and suggests a far-stretching past 
as a fertile field for the imagination. 

The feeling of ownership culminates, of course, in visiting the old homestead, 
Stadhaugh perhaps a mile distant. It is a fine old estate, with its hundreds of 
acres still kept up and well stocked with sheep and cattle, and its traces of manor- 
house dignity. Its quaintly arranged chambers, its rambling roominess, and low- 
reaching rafters make an effective background for the bright laughter and merry 
sport of the rosy cheeked English children in the family now occupying it. We 
may look back here in imagination upon the environments of the Stadhaugh 
Fiskes in the old days of Henry IV. and Henry VI., when they were persecuted 
for their loyalty, and picture the lives of our own ancstors there to whose deeds 
of highmindedness Cotton Mather has made stirring allusion, naming this very 
estate of Stadhaugh as the scene of the events he has narrated to us. Surely the 
old homestead, arousing as it does our pride and patriotism, is a fitting link in the 
past and present of the family history. 

Typical as Laxfield and its environs are, it is hard to describe even in detail 
without seeming to generalize. The associations are of course of more immediate 
interest than the objects themselves. Yet one gets a great deal of satisfaction, in 
this particular instance at least, by going back to the haunts of his family's 
childhood. If you can not do this in person, take down your Oliver Gold- 
smith and read over again some of the descriptions of Wakefield and its vicar 
You will hardly be far from the truth. If you can go, do. You will see no reason, 
if you are a lover of freshness in quaintness, of the historic past, and of rural Eng- 
land of today to regret having visited your family's early home, Laxfield. 

J^t0'4y^^'i-~ y^^t.!/ ^ :)4^^ 


(Rev. Franklin Woodbury Fisk.) 

Extracts from my notebook of travel, describing a visit made in July, 1872, to 
the Manor of Stadhaugh, town of Laxfield, county of Suffolk, England, for several 
generations in the possession of the Fisk family: 

July 23, 1872, Laxfield. at "The Royal Oak" hotel. — Leaving Cambridge at 10 
o'clock yesterday morning, I came by rail to Framlingham, the nearest station 
to Laxfield, six miles distant. Calling on two brothers, Henry and George Fisk, 
the first a glazier, and the other a shop-keeper, to see if I could learn anything 
respecting their ancestry. I found that I could learn absolutely nothing except 
that their father, many years before, came from the neighborhood of Laxfield. 
I ordered dinner at "The Crown" hotel, at 5 o'clock, and meanwhile visited the 
old castle, now in ruins, to which Queen Mary fied when Lady Jane Grey was 
placed upon the throne. It must have been a very strong castle in its day. I 
also visited the ancient church in which is the tomb of the celebrated poet, Henry 
Howard, Earl of Surrey, beheaded by Henry VIII. After dinner I started ofif at 
6 o'clock to walk to Laxfield. It was a sweltering day, and I had a hard walk, 
though in many respects a pleasant one, reaching Laxfield about 8 o'clock. I 
called at once on the rector of the church, Rev. John Dallas, a gentleman of some 
60 years of age, who has been pastor of the church here twenty years. He received me 
very courteously, and kindly offered to go with me in the morning to the old 
church and inspect the records of the baptisms, marriages and deaths of persons 
who had lived in the parish since the time of Queen Elizabeth, as the records did 
not extend back of that date. After engaging lodgings at "The Royal Oak," I 
called, at the suggestion of the rector, on an aged gentleman (Mr. Brightly), who 
for many years has been an officer in the church, and has known the inhabitants 
of the town for sixty years. He kindly gave me all the information about the 
Fisk family he possessed, and said that there had been no one of that name living 
in the town for the last twenty years. 


Woodbridge, July 24. — After breakfast yesterday morning, I accompanied Rev. 
Mr. Dallas and his accomplished daughter to the venerable church edifice, with 
its ancient Norman tower. We opened the rusty iron chest, took from it the old 
records, and pored over them for hours, till 12 o'clock, trying to decipher the 
almost hieroglyphic characters of the writing. We turned first to the records of 
baptisms, which we found did not extend back of 1579, and these records, as nearly 
as we could make them out, were as follows. (There is copied into my notebook 
a list of twenty-seven baptisms extending from the year 1579 to the year 1651, 
which was as far as I copied.) The name Fisk stands the second one of the names 
on these records, and is almost uniformly spelled for some years, "Ffyske," but 
when a new minister or clerk came to enter the name, he spelled it differently, and 
often without the final "e." Indeed, in one or two instances the name seemed to have 
been spelled differently in the same entry of a baptism, thus: "Mary Ffyske, 
daughter of Nicholas Ffysk, was baptized the 8th day of Nov., 1581." After the 
entry in the year 1514, the "y" in the name becomes changed into "i," thus: Ffiske 
or Ffisk. 

I noticed this record of a marriage: "Married, Henry Ffiske and Margarette 
Smith, the 20th day of Sept., 1590." 

I find that the "Studhaw" estate (or as it is indiiTerently spelled, "Studhaw," 
"Sudhaw," "Stadhaugh"), was in the possession of a Mr. John Smith, and I sus- 
pect that he came into its possession through the marriage connection of the 
Fisks and Smiths referred to above. This Mr. Smith appears to have been a man 
of intelligent and benevolent views, as he willed the whole estate, consisting 
of about 112 acres of excellent land, with good buildings, to the town of Laxfield 
intrust, the income of which should be forever appropriated to the support of a 
school for the training in the common branches of an English education, of forty 
poor orphan boys of the town of Laxfield, or if necessary, of the county of 
Suffolk, after wliich these boys were to be taught some useful trade. The be- 
quest was made, I think, in 1718, and ever since the school has been doing this 
noble work. It is under the care of seven trustees, of whom the Rev. John Dallas 
is chairman. I visited the school and was much pleased with it. 

I walked out with Mr. Dallas to the estate, lying about half a mile from the 
village, and was politely received and hospitably entertained by the tenants, Mr. 
Thomas Reed and wife, who showed me through the house, which must have 
been quite a grand one in its day, though changed from age to age, not always, 
as I think, for the better. In the garret of the house I saw fine old oak wainscoting 
that generations ago adorned the lower rooms of the manor house. The biiilding 
is of stone, of very ample dimensions on the ground, and has a very large kitchen, 
and butter and cheese rooms, and has commodious outbuildings. The rent of the 
estate is £170 a year. Mr. Reed's father and grandfather lived as tenants on the 
estate, in all for ninety years. After spending a very pleasant hour at this de- 
lightful house of my ancestors for several generations, I returned to the quamt 
little village of Laxfield. and bidding "good-bye" to my kind friend, Mr. Dallas, 
walked back to Framlingham, and taking a railway train to this place (Wood- 
bridge), stopped here over night to call on Mr. Samuel Fisk and his two sons, 
whom I found to be prosperous business men. The father had left Laxfield forty 
years ago, and had established himself in Woodbridge, in the cabinet-making busi- 
ness, in which he had been very successful. 


(By Prof. John Fiske, of Cambridge.) 

With regard to an article on the English Fiskes, I hardly think I know any- 
thing which you do not know already, but with regard to the Manor House, I 
can tell you briefly of a visit which I made there in June. 1880. 1 had been givmg 
some lectures in London, and was going thence to Edinburgh to give a course of 
lectures there. I stopped at Ipswich and passed a night at the Great White Horse 
Inn. immortalized in "Pickwick Papers." Took the train next morning for the 
quaint old market town of Framlingham. The English, by the way, do not pro-, 
nounce that "1", and I suppose that our Framingham was named after it. At 


PVamlingham, my wife and I tooK a dog cart and drove through Dennington, where 
Nicholas Fiske lived in the days of "Bloody Mary," to Laxfield, which is nine 
miles from Framlingham, and almost within the salt smell of the German Ocean. 
I felt very doubtful whether there would be anything to see at Laxfield more 
than a meadow or potato patch, but it would be something to see even the site 
which one's forefathers left when they came to New England. I inquired of a 
man working on the road, and learned that the Manor House of Stadhaugh was 
still standing, and that information on local history might be obtained from 
Mr. Aldrich, the parish clerk. After a pleasant call at the house of this gentle- 
man, I continued on my way until at the end of a very long hedgerow I saw the 
quaint farmhouse known as Stadhaugh Manor. The present occupant, Mr. 
Thomas Read, was standing at the gate. On my mentioning my name, he invited 
us into tl;e dining-room, a long, low-studded room with large fire-place, tall clock 
well stocked bookshelves, plants in the window, and all the appearance of com- 
fort. I learned from Mr. Read that the house was built in the time of Henry 
VHL, apparently at a season when window taxes were high. Fiskes had lived on 
the spot since the time of Richard H., and how much earlier I do not know. They 
came to America in such numbers that the name became nearly extinct in Suffolk. 
The last Fiske of Stadhaugh died about 1675. The estate then passed into the 
hands of John Smith, Esq., who died in 1715, leaving the Manor House and farm 
of about three hundred acres to the Parish of Laxfield with a provision that the 
income should be devoted to preparing poor boys for the University at Cam- 
bridge. The place was leased by the parish to a family named Read on a ninety- 
nine year lease, and at the expiration of that period, the lease was renewed for 
another century. 

My entertainer belonged to the sixth generation of Reads who had lived in 
that house. He was a fine, tall, stately man, quick in mind and well informed, 
very like the best type of New England deacon. He seemed interested in seeing a 
descendant of the ancient Fiskes, and said that it was not often that he had such 

We called upon the vicar. Rev. William Mothersole, who said that we would 
find on the floor of the parish church the names of some Fiske ancestors buried 
beneath. The little parish church was built about the time of King Alfred, 1,000 
years ago. The floor was covered with strips of a kind of hemp carpet, and on 
raising them, there was a good deal of dust to be cleared away, and as my time was 
limited, I gave up the search for Fiske graves. I, however, saw that of "John 
Smith, Armiger." 

The vicar's son, a bright boy of twelve, who was much interested in the 
proceedings, took me to the village green where the one martyr of Laxfield was 
burned in the evil days of Mary Tudor. This victim was the Rev. John Noyes, and 
Fox, in his "Book of Martyrs," tells how his brother-in-law, Nicholas Fiske, of 
Dennington, visited him the evening before his execution. 

I believe there is nothing more of interest to be said about my visit. The 
country at Laxfield and all about it has that finished, pastoral beauty so character- 
istic of the English landscape. 


(By Rev. Albert A. Fiske.) 

The Fiskes in America are descended from an ancient family of that name, 
which for centuries and until a recent period, had its seat and manorial lands in 
Laxfield, in the county of Suffolk, England. As early as 1422, one Symond Fiske 
resided there as Lord of the Manor of Stadhaugh, and entitled by grant to coat 
armour. Several of his descendants appear to have justly gained repute for piety 
and education, both among churchmen and non-conformists, and numbers of them 
during the protracted struggle of the Reformation, and especially in the days of 
Queen Mary, endured severe persecutions on account of their staunch adherence 
to Evangelical principles. 

Robert Fiske, of Laxfield, son of Simon, and fourth in descent from Symond 
Fiske, of the same, married Sibyl Gold, and had sons, William, Jeffrey, Thomas 


and Eliezer. These parents were the progenitors of all the Fiskes that settled in 
New England, so far as known, before 1640. In considering their posterity here, 
we must trace them as descended from two distinct groups, coming over about 
the same time (1637), one group settling in Wenham, and the other in Watertown, 
Mass. William Fiske, eldest son of Robert, married Ann Anstye, and had children, 
John, Nathaniel (who died j^oung), Eunice and Hannah, the last of whom mar- 
ried William Candler, and was the mother of Rev. Matthias Candler, whose manu- 
scripts, now on file in the British Museum, furnish the records from which the early 
history of the Fiskes in England have been compiled. John Fiske, the eldest son 
of William, above, and grandson of Robert and Sibyl Fiske, married Ann, a 
daughter of Robert Lantersee, and had children, John, William, Anne and Martha, 
all of whom, with their mother, embarked for America in 1637. Their father had 
died previously (in 1633), and during the passage the mother died also. The 
two brothers, having married in England, settled with their families in Wenham, 
then a village of Salem, Mass., about 1640. John, who had been already ordained 
in the English Church, became a noted and influential minister in the colony, and 
was settled as the first minister of the church in Wenham. Cotton Mather, in 
that quaint volume entitled "Magnalia," makes honorable allusion to him, both 
as scholar and preacher, and said that "like the beloved Luke, his praise was in 
all the churches." His brother, William, became also a man of mark, filled various 
public offices, was representative to the general court of Massachusetts, but died 
in the prime of his powers and usefulness, under 40 years of age. Both were able 
and useful men, were zealous Puritans in religion, and left descendants who per- 
petuated their good name for several generations. 
T~ About the same time that Rev. John and his brother established themselves 
in Wenham, several of their relations became also emigrants to the colony. David 
Fiske, of Watertown, who settled there with his son, David, and nephews, John and 
Nathan; and Phinehas Fiske, of Wenham, who brought with him sons, James 
(afterwards of Haverhill), John and Thomas — these two separate groups of families 
were respectively descended from J^effrey Fiske and Thomas_Fiske, the third sons 
of Robert and Sibyl, previously mentioned; ^heir cousin^TRev. John and William, 
being descended, as we have already shown, from William Fiske, the first son of 
the same. From these brothers and cousins, eight in all, who were thus early 
colonized in the commonwealth, have sprung a numerous, widely scattered, and 
very respectable posterity. Over one hundred and sixty of their number, bearing 
the family name, are on the roll of college graduates, while very many of them 
have variously attained distinction as divines, authors, scholars, and public men, 
two having been prominent candidates for the Presidency of the United States. 
There is not a university or collegiate institution in this land, which has not 
had at some period a Fiske filling a prominent chair on its board of faculty, 
while four of them have been elected to the presidency of such corporations. 
And as to minisrers and deacons of churches, their number is alijiost beyond 
enumeration. " 

We will now consider more particularly the Wenham group of Fiskes. Rev. 
John Fiske and family arrived in Cambridge, Mass., in 1637. There he engaged 
for awhile in teaching school, and afterwards in Salem, where he conducted the 
first grammar school with remarkable success, his pupils being able, it is said, to 
conipose readily in Latin, verse or prose. In 1643 he removed to Wenham 
(adjoining Salem), gathered a church, and became its first pastor, in 1644. and 
continued such for more than twelve years. In 1655 he removed to the pastorate 
of the church in Chelmsford, in which he continued till 1677, when he died at 
the age of y6, leaving a family. Rev. John Fiske was twice married. His 
first wife, after living with him about thirty-seven years, died in 1771. Such was 
her remarkable knowledge of Scripture that she was called her husband's 
concordance. She was the mother of his children. 

Moses, only son of Rev. John Fiske that arrived to maturity, graduated at 
Harvard College in 1662 — the first of the Fiske alumni in this country; was 
licensed to preach in 1671, and ordained and settled over the church in Braintree 
(now Quincy), Mass., the following year. He was a preacher of considerable 
power and animation. Several of his sermons were published, and may be 
found in the archives of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Rev. Mo:es Fiske 
was twice married. His first wife was Sarah, a daughter of William Symmes, of 
Charleston, whom he married in 1671. Of his fourteen children those that 


lived were named as follows: Mary, Sarah, Ann, Elizabeth, Moses, John, William, 
Samuel. Mrs. Sarah, wife of Rev. Moses Fiske, died in 1692. In I700, Jan. 7, 
he married Mrs. Quincey, a daughter of the distinguished Rev. Thomas Shepard. 
By her he had, Shepard Fiske, born April 19, 1703; Margaret Fiske, born Dec. 15,' 
1705. Shepard Fiske, youngest son of Rev. Closes Fiske, graduated at Harvard 
College in 1721, and died a physician at Bridgewater, ^lass., in 1779. Mr. Fiske's 
daughters, except the last, all married clergymen. Two of his sons also, John and 
William, were clergymen. But the subsequent history of their brothers, Moses and 
William, is not definitely known. 

John Fiske, second son of Rev. Moses Fiske, of Braintree (Quincy), graduated 
at Harvard College in 1702, preached awhile in Braintree Church, and was or- 
dained pastor of a church in Killingly, Conn., October 19,1715; his brother-in-law, 
Rev. Joseph Baxter, of Medfield, preaching the sermon. Here he remained 
until 1741, when disafifection arising in the church, he was dismissed and retired 
upon his large landed estate in Killingly, where he died in 1773, in the 89th year 
of his age. He is reported to have been a good scholar, an able preacher, and wise 
counselor. His wife was Abigail, a daughter of Rev. Nehemiah Hobart, of Newton, 
Mass. Of his five children only one was a son, and he died in infancy. 

Samuel Fiske, youngest son of Rev. Moses Fiske, of Braintree, graduated 
at Harvard College in 1708 — where his name appears on the roll without the 
vowel termination — and was ordained minister of the First Church, in Salem, Mass., 
in October, 1708. Says Bentley, in his memorial sermon: "Rev. Saniuel Fiske 
was a man of eminent talents in the pulpit, of firm and persevering mind, and held 
in high esteem until disaffection sprang up in his church from the ill-defined 
discipline then existing in our churches. He was a preacher of real abilities, 
but his high notions of church authority were repugnant to many persons, and 
interfered with his usefulness. He was dismissed from the First Church, in 1735, 
and accepted the charge of a new society established by his friends. He preached 
the first centenary lecture of the First Church, August 6, 1729. The election 
sermon delivered by him before the Governor and Legislature, in 1731, may be 
reckoned as among the best. It was published and a copy is preserved among the 
state archives. He was dismissed from the Third Church in 1745, when he 
retired from the ministry. By wife, Anna Gerrish, he had five children, but only 
one of his sons reached maturity, John, born May 6, 1744. Rev. Samuel Fiske died 
in Salem, in 1770, at quite an advanced age. 

John Fiske, only surviving son of Rev. Samuel Fiske, of Salem, engaged in 
commercial pursuits and acquired property. At the time of the Revolution 
he commanded the first vessel of war commissioned in the service. At the close of 
the war, he was commissioned a Colonel, then a Brigadier, and finally a Major 
General in the State Militia, which position he held until his death, in 1797. He 
was a man of princely hospitality, of enterprising spirit, and of benevolent im- 
pulses. He took great interest in the various religious and charitable movements 
of the day, and contributed freely to their support. He was thrice married, but 
left no male issue. 

Peter Fiske, a grandson of Rev. Moses, of Quincy, married Sarah Perry, of 
Grafton, Mass., November 15, 1758. Four of their children were there born, Moses, 
Nathaniel, Peter, Sarah, John. Of these the eldest, Moses, graduated at Dart- 
mouth College, in 1786; was licensed and preached awhile, but never ordained to 
the pastorate. He was a tutor in Dartmouth College from 1788 to 1795, when he 
removed to Helham, Tenn., and died there about 1842. He remained single until 50 
years of age, and then reared a family of nine children. He ever manifested a 
strong disapprobation of negro slavery, although living in the midst of slavery all 
his days in the south. He was the author of several published works on slavery. 
John Fiske, brother of above, graduated at Dartmouth College, in 1791, studied 
theology with Rev. Dr. Lyman, of Hatfield, and was ordained to the ministry 
at Hadley, Mass., in May, 1794. Preaching for awhile as an evangelist, he ac- 
cepted a call to the church in New Braintree, and was installed pastor, in August, 
1796. In 1809 he enjoyed with his church a remarkable revival, which was re- 
peated in 1818, 1819, 1826, 1831 and 1842. The fruits of these awakenings were 
numerous additions to the church. He preached his half century discourse 
October 26, 1846, which was published. He took a deep interest in the cause 
of education; was one of the ef^cient helpers in the building up of Amherst College, 
and received the degree of D. D. from that institution in 1844. He continued 


to preach with the assistance of a colleague, until October, 1854. In March follow- 
ing, he died in great peace, after a ministry of sixty-one years with the same 
people. He made a fine figure in the pulpit, being tall, dignified, of serene and 
intelligent countenance. He possessed a clear and well balanced mind, and a 
general completeness of character seldom found. His pulpit efforts were marked 
by eminent good sense and great appropriateness, especially in prayer. Sev- 
eral of his discourses were published. Mr. Fiske married, in 1796, Elizabeth 
Mellen, of Milford. They had children: John ]\I., Alary W., William, Sarah, Abby 
and James. The youngest daughter married George Merriam, one of the pub- 
lishers of Webster's Dictionary. William Fiske, son of Rev. ]Dr. John, was or- 
dained to the ministry in 1865, and for years did good and efficient service among 
the Freedmen. 

William Fiske, Esq., who emigrated to America in 1637, in company with his 
brother. Rev. John Fiske, was born in England, about 1614, and was there 
married to Bridget Musket, by whom he had several children. He was admitted 
Freeman (at Wenham), in 1643, and chosen town clerk of the same during the 
following year. He was elected Representative to the General Court of the Com- 
monwealth in 1647, and continued in that office by annual election until 1652. He 
appears to have enjoyed to a large extent the confidence and respect of his 
townsmen, but was cut short in his career by death, in 1654, in the prime of 
his life, under 40 years of age; having during the eleven years of his residence in 
Wenham, repeatedly served in all the positions of trust within the gift of the peo- 
ple. He died intestate, and therefore most probably of some sudden and acute 
disease. Letters of administration were granted to his widow, in July, 1654. by 
which provision was made for the following children, therein named: William, 
Samuel, Joseph, Benjamin, and Martha. William, the eldest, was born 1642. Other 
children may have been born previously, but must have died young. The above 
named were evidently the only living heirs at the time of their father's decease. 
No records of births, marriages or deaths were kept on the town books of Wen- 
ham before 1686, when Capt. Thomas Fiske was instructed to commence their 
registration . Consequently the facts respecting the early generations are derivable 
only where private sources are wanting, from the public records of the land 
and probate offices. These records, for the entire counties of Essex and Middle- 
sex, and covering a period of over two hundred 3^ears, in connection with various 
town records, have been carefully examined, and the results of the investigation, 
after much study, have been compiled in the following pages. 

William Fiske, Jr., the eldest son of William Fiske, the emigrant, born in 
1642, was married to Sarah Kilham. of Wenham, Jan. 15, 1662, and by her had 
several children, the record of whose names and births was found among 
the private papers of his grandson, William Fiske, Sr., of Amherst, N. H. 

Mr. Fiske, by occupation a weaver, was admitted a Freeman in 1670: was 
chosen deacon of the Congregational Church, of which his uncle, Rev. John Fiske, 
was first pastor, in 1679. He also held various public offices, such as clerk, 
moderator of the town for many years. He also represented the town of Wenham 
for eleven different sessions in the General Court of Massachusetts. Indeed, he 
and others of the family, for fifty years consecutively, were the sole representatives 
of the town in that body, and until 1720. He inherited to a large extent his 
father's ability and worthy character, being deacon of Wenham Church for above 
forty years, and died at a good old age, in his 86th year. In his will, dated 
1725, and proved 1728, all of his children are mentioned as legatees, except those 
who had died previously. But to his sixth son, Ebenezer. who was principal heir 
and legatee, and also his immediate successor in the deacon's office, was bequeathed 
"the original homestead," which property became by inheritance the residence 
also of his grandson. William Fiske, fourth son of Dea. Ebenezer, and remained in 
the family until March, 1773, when, upon the removal of said William Fiske to 
Amherst, N. H., it was sold to one Wm. Webber. Nothing now remains to mark 
the spot but a heap of stones, and the family name becoming extinct in Wenham, 
only the venerable slabs in the cemetery are left to bear witness to the fact 
that here was the ancestral seat of an ancient and honorable family, whose de- 
scendants, widely scattered but still maintaining the high character of their lineage, 
constitute today the main body of the Fiskes in America. To this source may be 
traced five distinct branches, which in this work are classified as the Amherst, 
Upton, Shelburne, Rhode Island and Connecticut lines. 


William Fiske, fourth son of Dea. Ebenezer, of Wenham, principal heir of his 
estate and sole executor of his will, resided at the ancient homestead in Wenham, 
where probably his father, himself and his own children were all born, until the 
decease or removal of his own immediate relatives. Of himself personally little 
is known, except that in his character and principles he was a staunch Puritan. 
And considering that the characteristics of race and parentage stamp the in- 
dividual, it would be strange were the case otherwise. His ancestors from a re- 
mote period were Puritans or Reformers, a lineage illustrious for their piety and 
inflexible virtues. His father and grandfather were successively deacons in the 
original Wenham church, for upwards of seventy years; the same ancient church 
of which the Rev. John Fiske himself, was the original pastor. More remotely 
still the family had been identified with that great reformatory struggle in England, 
from which were gathered the rich fruits of a purer faith and constitutional 
liberty. Such were the forefathers of William Fiske, and such the ancestral vir- 
tues, a goodly measure of which he inherited with his patrimony. That he was 
a man of strong religious convictions and most exemplary life is manifest from 
the admirable parental discipline by which his children were trained to become 
excellent citizens, godly men and women, and enabled to exert a wide and benefi- 
cent influence in their day and generation. And in this respect they but bear em- 
phatic testimony, alike with other collateral branches, to the strength of that 
moral principle which, taking root with the parental stock in Wenham, over two 
centuries ago, has marvelously spread and diffused itself, like a spiritual leaven, 
through the various descendant and divergent lines, to this day. Mr. Fiske — ta 
resume the thread of family history — having been appointed sole executor of Dea. 
Ebenezer's will, remained in Wenham long enough to settle the estate and dispose 
of the homestead, and various tracts of land, when (in 1773) he removed to Am- 
herst, N. H., with his wife Susanna, and nine children, and two daughters-in-law, 
Mary Bragg, the wife of their son, Jonathan, and Eunice Nourse, wife of their 
son, William. The father, William, Sr., purchased a tract of land on the south side 
of Walnut Hill, and there the original homestead of the Amherst Fiskes was 
established. Having lived to see his country proclaimed free and independent, 
and his family settled in comparative comfort, he died in 1777, in the 52d year of 
his age. 

Of their sons and daughters, all, except Anna, married, and she and two 
others excepted, William and David, remained in Amherst; all eventually removed 
and settled elsewhere. Some of them raised large families, and all more or less 
prospered in circumstances, and the good esteem of their fellow citizens. Of 
them all, it is believed, it may be truly said that their lives were blameless before 
God, and their end calm and full of peace. Among the descendants of William 
Fiske, Sr., of Amherst, may be mentioned Judge Jonathan Fiske, his son. Hon. 
Jonathan Fiske, Hon. William Fiske, Hon. Francis N. Fiske, Rev. Dr. Franklin 
W. Fiske, Rev. Dr. L. R. Fiske, Rev. Dr. William Allen Fiske, Rev. A. A. 
Fiske, and a long roll of deacons and other church officers. 



Below will be found a list of persons by the name of Fiske and Fisk, who have 
graduated at the various colleges in this country: 

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE. MASS.— the following is a list 
of graduates of Harvard College by the name of Fisk— Fiske. The date at the left 
denotes the year of graduation, the letters 1 and m signify Law and Medical 



Graduates not preceded by a star are supposed to be living at the present time: 

*i7o8 Samuel. 1849 

*i72i Shepard. 

*i759 Samuel. 1853 

■•■1772 William. 

*i8o5 Charles. *i853 

*i824 Benjamin Franklin. i860 

♦1843 1 Stuart Wilkins. 

♦1846 1 Robert Farris. 1861 

♦1864 Albert Levi. 
1873 Lyman Beecher, Cambridge, 1862 

1880 m Samuel Augustus, 37 i8th 1863 

Ave., Denver, Colo. 
*i885 James Lyman. *i863 

1886 Frederic Daniell, 32 Quincy St., 1866 

Cambridge, Mass. 
1889 m Arthur Lyman, 13 West 50th *i868 

St., New York City. 1869 

*i894 1 Arthur Oilman. 


*i662 Moses. 1875 

*i702 John. 

♦1754 Nathan. 1881 

*I774 Abel. 

*I785 Thaddeus. *i882 

*I787 Oliver. *i882 

*I793 Samuel. 1886 

*I798 Isaac. 

*i8oi Timothy. 1887 

*i8i5 John Minot. 1887 

*i8i6 Luke. 1890 

*i8i8 Robert Treat Paine. 

*i8i9 Thomas. 1891 

*i825 Augustus Henry. 

♦1829 m Calvin Park. 1893 

1846 1 Francis Skinner, 98 Federal 1894 

Bldg., Boston, Mass. 

Charles Carroll, 149 E. 46th St., 
New York City. 

Cornelius, 120 Broadway (Room 
20), New York City. 

Charles Henry, 60 Congress St., 
Boston, Mass. 

Joseph Emery, Wellesley Hills, 

George Alfred, Jr., Lombard St., 
Dorchester, Mass. 
John, Prof., 22 Berkeley St., 
Cambridge, Mass. 
m Eugene Rufus. 
Amos Kidder, "'N e w York 
Times" Office, New York City. 
J. McK. Campbell. 
Arthur Irving, 17 Montrose St., 
Roxbury, Mass. 

George, Room 5, 60 Congress 
St., Boston, Mass. 
Andrew, 10 Tremont St., Boston, 

Fred. Aug. Parker, 44 Cherry St., 
Somerville, Mass. 
William Boyd. 
1 John Winthrop. 
m Eustace Lincoln, 22 Pritchard 
St., Fitchburg, Mass. 
Edward, Lincoln, Mass. 
Robert Francis, Milton, Mass. 
Winthrop Edwards, 465 Beacon 
St., Lowell, Mass. 
George Stanley, 261 Clarendon 
St., Boston, Mass. 
Charles Henry, Weston, Mass. 
George Converse, Lombard St., 
Dorchester, Mass. 

YALE COLLEGE, NEW HAVEN, CONN.— The list of graduates by the 
name of Fisk and Fiske from this institution is as follows: 

1743 Samuel, Haddam, Conn.; d. 1749. 1877 
1747' Benjamin, Portland, Conn.; d. 1881 

1770 Ichabod E., Georgia; d. 1810 1883 

1817 Ezra, honorary degree (Williams 1883 

College, 1809). 1892 

1826 Charles B., Staunton, Va.; d. 1866. 
1829 William L., New Haven, Conn.; 1704 

d. 1834 (M. D.). 
1840 Stuart W., Natchez, Miss.; d. 1862. 1793 
1844 Robert F., St. Paul, Minn.; d. 

1863. 1856 

1844 Samuel A., Northampton, Mass.; 1863 

d. 1884. 1883 

1849 Franklin W.. Chicago (D. D.). 
1863 Marcus B.. m. 1883 


Samuel A., Denver. Colo. (M. D.). 

Pliny B., d., Ree Heights, So. 
Dak. (Rev.). 

Arthur L., New York City (M. 

Henry E., Chicago. 

Otis H., Covington. Ky. 

Phinehas, Haddam, Conn.; d. 

Moses, honorary degree (Dart- 
mouth College, 1786). 

John M., Boston, Mass. 

John S., Alassio, Italy. 

Elisha S., d., Waitsfield, Vt. 

George F., m., Chicago (M. D.). 



BROWN UNIVERSITY, PROVIDENCE, R. I.— Below will be found all 
graduates of the name of Fisk or Fiske. In regard to the abbreviations at the end 
of each notice: Nee. stands for Brown University Necrology. P. stands for Per- 
sonal. Harvard stands for Harvard University General Catalogue. Newton 
stands for Newton Theological Institute General Catalogue. And. stands for An- 
dover Theological Seminary General Catalogue. The rest explain themselves. 
The degree given is that of Bachelor of Arts unless otherwise marked. 

1826— CALVIN PARKE FISKE, M. D.,Harvard, 1829. From Sturbridge, 

Mass.; d. 1874- „ . . , ^ . , ^ , 

1825— DAVID WOODWARD FISKE. Prmcipal Frammgham Academy, 
1825-26; lawyer, Wrentham, Mass., 1831-36; merchant, Detroit, Mich., 1836-55; 
Greenfield, Mich., 1855-71; alderman, Detroit. Born Sturbridge, Mass., Nov. 2, 
1801; died Detroit, Mich., July 12, 1871. Nee. 1872 

1844— EUGENE RUFUS FISKE; M. D., Harvard University, 1863. Physi- 
cian, Scottsburg, Ore., 1849-64; Salem, Ore., 1864-77; one of the founders. Medical 
Department, Willamette University; professor Theory and Practice of Medicine 
eight years; one of the founders Oregon Medical Society. Editor "Surgical and 
Medical Reporter," Oregon. Born Cambridgeport, Mass., June 4, 1817; died 
Salem, Ore., Aug. 27, 1877. Harv.. Nee. 1878 

1825— -GEORGE FISKE. Theological student, Cambridge, Mass., 1825-26; in 
business, Lowell, Mass., 1826-30; teacher, Oswego, N. Y., 1830-32; ordained Epis- 
copal, 1832; pastor, Oriskany, N. Y., and Rome, N. Y., 1832-37; home missionary, 
Richmond, Ind., 1837-44; pastor St. Paul's Church, Richmond, 1844-55; farmer 
and preacher, Richmond, 1855-60. Born Lincoln, Mass., 1804; died Richmond, 
Ind., Feb. 24, i860. Nee. 1862 

1812— ISAAC FISKE. From Weston, Mass.; died 1813. 

1808— JOSIAH JONES FISKE, A. M. From Sturbridge, Mass.; died 1838. 

1840— OLIVER FISKE. Graduated Newton Theological Institution, 1843; 
not ordained; resident, Tewksbury, Mass. Newt. 

1837— OLIVER JOHNSON FISKE. Student Newton Theological Institu- 
tion, 1833-35; ordained Baptist, 1837; pastor, Limerock, R. I., 1838-39; teacher, 
Stewart's Creek, Tenn.; Robertson County, Tenn.; Nashville, Tenn., two years; 
president, Eno College, Gallatin, Tenn., until 1849; pastor various churches. 111., 
until 1873. Born Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 24, 1809; died Crawfordsville, Ind., Jan. 8, 
1886. Nee. 1886, Newt. 

1803— PHILIP MANCHESTER FISKE. From Scituate, R. I.; died 1828. 

1805— AMASA FISK. Lawyer, Dover, Vt. From Upton, Mass.; died Do- 
ver, Vt., Mar. 23, 1847. Nee. 1847 

1824— CHARLES ROBINSON FISK, A. M. Graduated Andover Theolog- 
ical Seminary, 1828; ordained Congregational, 1828; home missionary, 1828-31; 
pastor, Holden, Me., 1831-33; Poland, Me., 1834-35; Presbyterian Church, Logan, 
Ohio, 1836-?; editor, Galesburg, 111., i849?-5i; pastor, Mendota, 111., 1853-55; resi- 
dent, Mendota, 1862-?; editor, Delavan, 111. Born Wrentham, Mass., Oct. 27, 1804; 
died Delavan, 111., Dec. 28, 1869. And' 

1869, Ph. B.— DANIEL MOSES FISK, A. M., 1876; Ph. D., Finlay College^ 
Ohio, 1890. Professor Biology, Hillsdale College, 14 years; pastor First Congre- 
gational Church, Jackson, Mich., five years; First Church, Toledo, Ohio. Address 
2024 Robinwood Ave., Toledo, Ohio. p' 

^^^f~^^^^^ FISKE. Student Andover Theological Seminary one year, with 
class of 1821; not ordained. From Upton, Mass. Born May 24, 1790; died 1854. 

^u ^^2^T,?^^^^^ ^^^^' ^- ^- "^^to^' 1796-99; pastor Congregational 
Church, Wrentham, Mass., 1800-51. Born 1770; died Wrentham, Mass., Jan. 11, 

1815-WILBUR FISK, A. M.; D. D., 1835; Augusta College, Kentucky? 18^29' 
Law student, 1815-17; teacher, near Baltimore, Md., 1816-17; Methodist preacher, 
Craftsbury Circuit, Vt, i8i8; Charlestown, Mass., 1819-20; presiding elder Ver- 
mont district, 1823-27; delegate Methodist General Conference, 1824, '28, '32- chap- 
.Q^^ ^'""'""^-^^^^'fif*",''^' '^^^- principal Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, Mass. 
wS?P.fn?'M'v ^l^^^y^" University, 1831-39; visitor U. S. Military Academy. 
West Point, N. Y., 1832; chaplain Middletown Artillery, 1832-39; delegate Wesley^ 
an Conference, England, and in Europe, 1835-36; member Connecticut Board of 


Education, 1839. Author "Future Rewards and Punishments," 1823; "Sermon on 
SpirituaUty and Truth of Divine Worship," 1824; Introductory Address, Wesleyan 
Academy," 1825; "Discourse Before the Legislature of Vermont, General Elec- 
tion," 1826; "Report of Committee on Education, General Conference," 1828; 
"Two Discourses on Universal Salvation," 1829; "Sermon, Mass., General Elec- 
tion," 1829; "Discourse on Predestination and Election," 1831; "Science of Educa- 
tion, Inaugural Address, Wesleyan University, 1831," 1832; "Substance of a Dis- 
course on Death of Rev. Edward Hyde, 1832," 1833; "Address on Traffic in Ardent 
Spirits," 1833; "Substance of an Address Before Middletown Colonization Society," 
1835; "Calvinistic Controversy," 1835; "Travels on the Continent of Europe," 1838; 
"Reply to Pierpont on the Atonement," 18 — . See "Life by J. Holdich," 1842. 
Born Brattleboro, Vt., Aug. 31, 1792; died Middletown, Conn., Feb. 22, 1839. 

Wesl., Allibone 

1829— ALBERT WILLIAM FISKE. Graduated Andover Theological 
Seminary, 1832; ordained Congregational, 1833; pastor, Alfred, Me., 1832-44; Scar- 
boro. Me., 1844-48; Houlton, Me., 1848; Upton, Mass., 1849; Kittery, Me., 1850-5?; 
Fisherville, now Penacook, N. H., 1857-63; acting pastor. Center Harbor, N. H.^ 
1864; Boscawen, N. H., 1865; Warner, N. H., 1865; Barnstead, N. H., 1866-68; Gro- 
ton, N. H., 1869-71; resident. Penacook, 1863-92. Author of "A New Year Ofifer- 
ing." Born Upton, Mass., Jan. 16, 1802; died Penacook, N. H., Dec. 7, 1892. 

Cong. yr. bk.. Nee. 1893 

1821— HON. CALEB FISKE, M. D. Surgeon Continental Army; physician, 
Scituate, R. I.; Justice Court Common Pleas; original member R. I. Medical Society; 
president, 1823-24. Born Scituate, R. I., 1753; died Scituate, Sept., 1835. R. I. eye. 

AMHERST COLLEGE, AMHERST, MASS.— Following is the list of Fisks 
and Fiskes graduated here. Information up to 1871 about those marked * will 
be found in Montague's Biographical Record of Amherst Alumni, i vol., 800. 

*Rev. Asa S. Fiske, class of 1855; present address, Ithaca, N. Y. 

*Pliny Fisk, class of 1840; died in 1872. 

*Samuel Fisk, class of 1848; died in 1864. 

Frederick A. Fiske, class of 1836; died in 1878. 

Warren C. Fiske, class of 1840; died in 1887. 

Warren Cooley Fiske, the son of Stephen and Lucina (Thompson) 
Fiske, was born at Wales, Mass., Sept. 21, 1816, and was fitted for college at Mon- 
son Academy. He was graduated at East Windsor (now Hartford) Theological 
Seminary, 1845; was ordained at East Haddam, Conn., May 19, 1847, and was a 
home missionary in Wisconsin until 1850, when he became pastor in Marlboro, 
Conn. After eight years there he was pastor at Canton Centre, Conn., 1858-61; 
and afterward was acting pastor one year at Barkhamstead and at Wolcott, Conn., 
from 1869 to 1872. His health failing, he moved to a farm in Charlton, Mass., in 
May, 1872, and from there to Southington, Conn., Sept. 20, 1884, where he died 
of consumption, Apr. 17, 1887. Mr. Fiske was married May 19, 1847, to Harriet 
M., daughter of Rev. Isaac Parsons, of East Haddam, Conn. Four children. 

*Rev. Daniel T. Fiske, class of 1842; present address, 212, High Street, New- 
buryport, Mass. 

John Winthrop Fiske. From Bath, Me. Class of 1876; present address, 170 
Broadway, New York City. 

Arthur W. Fiske. From Granby, Mass. Class of 1880; present address, Gran- 
by, Mass. 

Arthur S. Fiske. Class of 1884; died 1891. 

George F. Fiske. From Hyde Park, Mass. Class of 1894; present address, 
75 Milton Avenue, Hyde Park, Mass. 

George W. Fiske. From Holliston, Mass. Class of 1895; present address. 
Theological Seminary, Hartford, Conn. 


FISK, EZRA, M. A. (also Yale, 1817; D. D. Hamilton, 1825), graduated 1809; 
born at Shelburne, Mass., 1784; lived at Goshen, N. Y., 1813-1833; died at Phila- 
delphia, Dec. 5, 1833. 

FISKE, FREDERICK WILLIAM, M. A., graduated 1872; then lived at 
Southbridge, Mass., but before 1871 at Hammonton, N. J.; now at 849 Grand Ave. 
St. Paul, Minn. 


FISKE, CHARLES ALBERT, graduated 1879; res. then Southbridge, Mass.; 
now a teacher at St. Paul, Minn. 


FISK, EPHRAIM, class 1827 (graduated at Union College, 1827; died at 
Schenectady, N. Y., 1827). 

FISK, RICHMOND, JR., class 1858; in college from 1853 to 1855 or 1853; res. 
at that time, Hoosick Falls, N. Y. 

FISK, ELBRIDGE N., class 1869; in college from 1865 to 1866 or 1867; res. 
at that time, New York City. 

FISKE, ARTHUR WILMOT, class 1880; in college from 1876 to 1877; res. 
at that time, Granby, Mass. 

FISKE, ELISHA SMITH, class 1882; in college from 1878 to 1879; res. 
at that time, Shelburne, Mass. 

The list of graduates by the names of Fiske and Fisk from this college are as 

FISK, ALLEN, graduated 1814. 

FISK, CYRUS M., HON., graduated 1870; res. Lowell, Mass. 

FISK, GEO. A., MED., graduated i860; res. Jesup, la. 

FISK,. JOHN B., graduated 1798. 

FISK, MARTIN H., graduated 1852; res. Temple, N. H. 

FISK, MOSES M., graduated 1802. 

FISKE, CHARLES A., graduated 1861 ; res. Greenwich, Conn. 

FISKE, FRANCIS S., graduated 1843; res. Boston, Mass., No. 94 P. O. Bldg. 

FISKE, JOHN, graduated 1791. 

FISKE, MOSES, graduated 1786. 

FISKE, NATHAN W., graduated 1817. 

The graduates are as follows in the several departments. 


LEWIS RANSOM FISKE, A. B., 1850; A. M., 1853; LL. D., 1879; president 
of Albion College, Albion, Mich. 

EDWARD DANIEL FISKE. A. B., i860; A. M., 1863; died at Detroit, 
Mich., June 7, 1873. 

JOSEPH HENRY FISKE (son of L. R. Fiske), A. B., 1877; res. Lead- 
ville, Colo. (1890). 

HORACE SPENCER FISKE, A. M., 1885; A. B. (Beloit College), 1882. 
Chicago. 111. (Chicago University extension lecturer). 

GEORGE MYGATT FISK, A. B., 1890; Ashtabula, O. 


JOEL H. FISK, M. D., 1857; registered from Oberlin, O. 
MELANCTHON H. FISK, M. D., 1866; Wauwatosa, Wis. 


LEONARD FISKE, LL. B.. 1894: Burlington, Vt. (1894). 


LEWIS ROSS FISKE (son of L. R. Fiske), 1870-73 (Literary); died Sept. 8, 


ORLANDO PORTER FISK. 1863-64 (Law); registered from Rochester, 

N. Y. 

ROBERT WASHINGTON FISK, 1882-83 (Law); registered from Mel- 
rose, 111. 

WILBUR WASHINGTON FISK, 1882-83 (Law); registered from Green- 
castle, Ind. 

JOSEPH BAKER FISK, JR., 1894-95 (Literary); registered from Toledo, O. 

JOSIAH FISK, aged 17, entered the academy in 1778, the first year of the 
institution, hailing from Andover. As a matter of fact, I find by the manuscript 
register that he entered on the very first day of the school. He remained in the 
school until 1780. He is registered as having died in 1781. 


ELBRIDGE FISK entered the school in 1811, aged 12, from Beverly, 
Mass., and left it in 1812. He was a merchant in Beverly and died in 1846. I 
found the notice of his death in the Salem Register of Dec. 14, 1846, where he 
is given the title of "Esq.," and is registered as 47 years old. 

AUGUSTUS HENRY FISKE entered in 1821, at the age of 15, to complete 
his preparation for college, being from Weston, Mass. He graduated at Harvard 
in 1825. He studied law with Hon. Benjamin Rand, Boston, and at Harvard Law 
School; was a lawyer of extensive practice in Boston. From 1848 he resided in 
Weston. He was son of Isaac Fiske, Register of Probate in Middlesex County, 
and Sukey Hobbs. 

JOHN LANDON FISKE left middle class June '90 (at P. A. year): res. 139 
Oxford St., North Cambridge, Mass. 

PIENRY FREEMAN FISKE left middle class in '87 (at P. A. four years). 
Cliftondale, Mass. 


This is the list of Wesleyan graduates (including one non-graduate) of the 
name of Fisk. There were none named Fiske: 

FISK, EVERETT OLIN. 18^3: 4 Ashburton Place. Boston, Mass. 

FISK, HERBERT FRANKLIN, i860; Evanston. 111. 

FISK. SEWALL H., 1840 (non-graduate; died Sept. 18, 1862, in hospital, 
at Savannah, Ga. 


No one name Fisk or Fiske has thus far graduated at Cornell University, 
though several persons of that name have matriculated at the university and have 
pursued studies there. Below are the names of all these persons, with their home 
address at the time of their attendance in the university: 

EPHRAIM JOHN FISKE, of Lebanon, N. Y.; student in Cornell Uni- 
versity 1878-79. 

FERDINAND COMSTOCK FISKE, of Maquoketa, la.; student in Cornell 
University 1878-79. 

CHRISTABEL FORSYTHE FISKE, of Ithaca, N. Y.; student in Cornell 
University 1894-96. 

JOSEPH BAKER FISK, JR., of Toledo, O. : student in Cornell University 


The following is a list of all of the names of Fiske given in our Alumni Cata- 

FISK, HARVEY, graduate from Hamilton College, 1826: received a de- 
gree here in 1830. 

FISK, E. W., graduated in 1849; present add. Greencastle, Ind. 

FISK, H. E., graduated in 1877; present add. 28 Nassau St., New York City. 

FISK, P., graduated in 1881 ; present add. 28 Nassau St., New York City. 

FISK, W. C, graduated in i8go. 

FISK, C. L., graduated in 1895; home add. Wallingford, Conn. 


The following is a list of the graduates from this institution: 

1876— FRANKLIN L. FISK. M. A., clergyman, Elkader, la. 

1878— FRANKLIN P. FISK, prin. N. W. Div. H. School, Chicago, 111. 

1880— JOHN P. FISK, JR., real estate dealer, Redlands, Cal. 

1881— EDWARD O. FISK, M. A., insurance, Minneaoolis, Minn. 

1882— HORACE S. FISKE, M. A.. Lect. Univ. Exten., Univ. Chicago, III. 

1885— GEORGE F. FISKE. Sec. Mfg. Co., Chicago, 111. 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE, BRUNSWICK, ME.— The only graduate of the 
name of Fiske (or Fisk) was Rev. John Orr Fiske. D. D., class of 1837; b. July 
13, 1819, Bangor, Me. Pastor at Bath, Me., where he died Dec. 18, 1893. 

graduate from this college is Douglas Andrus Fiske, Bachelor of Laws, 1891; 
res. Minneapolis, Minn. 

TUFTS COLLEGE. ANDOVER, MASS.— Warren Herbert Fiske, 1891; res. 
1189 Madison St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

KNOX COLLEGE, GALESBURG, ILL.— Sarah R. Fisk, gr. 1851: Mrs. 
Dunn: died i86r. 


ate of Northwestern named Fisk is Mrs. Aurora Fisk Zeublin, '90, now abroad. 
Her father is Dr. H. F. Fisk, principal of the Academy of N. W. U., Evanston, ill. 

DE PAUW COLLEGE, DE PAUW, IND.— The only graduate is Wilbur A. 
Fisk, class of 1889, from Richmond, Ind. 


The graduates are as follows: 

ABEL FISK, 1797, ae. 13, Wilton, N. H. 

ROBT. T. P. FISKE, 1813, ae. 14, Worcester. Mass.; H. U., 1818, A. M., M. D. 

SAMUEL PHILLIPS FISK, 1817, ae. 16, Claremont, N. H.; merchant. 

ROBT. FARRIS FISK, 1839, ae. 19, Cambridge, Mass.; Yale College, 1844, 
A. M., LL. B.; merchant. 

SAMUEL AUGUSTUS FISK, 1839, ae. 17, Cambridge; Yale College, 1844, 
A. M., M. D. ; physician. 

CORNELIUS FISKE, 1849, ae. 19, Lincoln, Mass.; H. U., 1853; lawyer in 
New York. 

ARTHUR IRVING FISKE, 1862, ae. 14. Holliston, Mass.; H. U., 1869, 
A. M.; teacher in Boston. 

FRANK WALKER FISKE, 1867, ae. 16, Concord, N. H.; business, Kan- 
sas City, Mo. 

FRANK WINSLOW FISKE, 1868, ae. 19, Peterboro, N. H. 

LEWELLYN EUGENE FISKE, 1869, ae. 16, Peterboro. 

ANDREW FISKE, 1869, ae. 15, Boston; H. U., 1875, LL. B.; lawyer, 

JOHN WINTHROP FISKE, 1872, ae. 15, Bath, Me.; Amh. Coll., 1876; 

GEORGE MYGATT FISK, 1886; Ashtabula, O. 

IRVING LESTER FISK, 1893; Hoosick Falls, N. Y. 

CHARLES NORMAN FISKE, 1894; Upton, Mass. 


During the past few years it has been quite the fad to look up one's Revo- 
lutionary ancestors and at once make application for membership in one of 
patriotic hereditary societies. Following I give a list of all persons by this name 
who actively participated in the struggle for American independence. Three of 
this name were killed at the battle of Bunker Hill; another was the Surgeon who 
attended the wounded at Lexington. 

Aaron Fisk, private. Daniel Fisk, Upton. 

Abel Fisk, first lieuenant, Hopkinton. Daniel FisK, private, Deerfield. 
Abel Fisk, chaplain, Pepperell. Daniel Fisk, private, Waltham. 

Abel Fisk, fi.:t lieutenant, Sherborn. Oaniel Fisk (and e), surgeon, Oxford. 

Abel Fisk, New Salem. Daniel Fisk, private, Pepperell. 

Abijah Fisk, sergeant. Daniel Fisk, second lieutenant. 

Abijah Fisk, private, Waltham. David Fisk, private. 

Abner Fisk, private. Wells, Me. David Fisk, filer. 

Abner Fisk, private, Hol.iston. David Fisk (Dr.), private, Lexington. 

Abraham Fisk, private. David Fisk, drummer. 

Adam Fisk, lieutenant. David Fisk, private, Holden. 

Alpheus Fisk, private, Sturbridge. David Fisk, private, Andover. 

Amos Fisk, private, Waltham. David Fisk, private, Concord. 

Asa Fisk, private, Holliston. David Fisk, drummer, Pepperell. 

Benjamin Fisk, privite, Hadley. David Fisk, sergeant. Lincoln. 

Benjamin Fisk, corporal, Upton. David Fisk, Jr., Worcester County. 

Benjamin Fisk, private, Cambridge. Ebenezer Fisk, private, Deerfield. 

Benjamin Fisk, private, Tewksbury. Ebenezer Fisk, lieutenant. 

Benjamin Fisk, private, Andover. Eleazer Fisk, private, Dunstable. 

Benjamin Fisk, private, Southbor- Elijah Fisk, corporal, Natick. 

ough. Eisha Fisk, private, Hampshire Coun- 

Benjamin Fisic, private, Lexington. ty. 

Benjamin FisK, private, Groton. Enoch Fisk, private, Needham. 

Charles Fisk, private, Hull. Experience Fisk, corporal, Partridge- 

Charles Fisk, private. field (Peru). 



Halloway Fisk, private, Mendon. 

Henry Fisk, private. 

Hezekiah Fisk, private, Brimfield. 

J. Fisk, captain. 

Jacob Fisiv, private. 

James Fisk, sergeant. 

James Fisk, Greenwich. 

James Fisk, private, Holden, N. H. 

James Fisk, sergeant, Worcester. 

Jonathan Fisk, sergeant, Holden. 

Joseph Fisk (and e), surgeon's mate, 
later surgeon. 

Joseph Fisk (Dr.), (possibly same as 
above), Lexington. 

Joseph Fisk, first lieutenant. 

Joseph Fisk, sergeant, Ipswich. 

Joseph Fisk, private. 

Joshua Fisk, private. Providence. 

Joshua Fisk, captain, Natick. 

Josiah Fisk, private, Hollis, N. H. 

Josiah Fisk, private. 

Jason FisK, private, Barre. 

Jeremiah Fisk, lieutenant. 

John Fisk (and e), ^superintendent of 
sloop "Tyiannieide;" later com- 
mander of Brig. "Massachusetts." 

John Fisk, private. Wells. Me. 

John Fisk, seaman on ''Winthrop." 

John Fisk, private, Danvers. 

John Fisk, corporal, Groton. 

fohn Fisk, private, Littleton or West- 

John Fisk (and e), captain. Framing- 

John Fisk, Sherborn. 

Jonas Fisk, private, Sherborn. 

Jonathan Fisk, Billercia. 

Jonathan Fisk, lieutenant, Weston. - 

Jonathan Fisk, captain, Weston. 

Jonathan Fisk, private, Tewksbury. 

Jonathan Fisk, Brimfield. , 

Jonathan Fisk, corporal, Wenham. -i 

Jonathan Fisk, gunner. 

Jonathan Fisk, on board sloop "Provi- 

Levi (or y) Fisk, private. 

Luther Fiske, private. 

Moses Fisk, private, Needham. 

Moses Fisk, second lieutenant. 

Moses Fisk, corporal, Framingham. 

Nathan Fisk, private, Holliston. 

Nathan Fisk, private, Northfield. 

Nathan Fisk, Gageborough or Par- 

Nathan Fisk, private, Sturbridge. 

Nathaniel Fisk, Uxbridge. 

Nathaniel Fisk, private, Topsfield. 

Olivier Fisk, private. 
-Patrick Fisk, private, Falmouth. 

Peter Fisk, private, Groton. 

Peter Fisk, private, Westford. 

Peter Fisk, corporal. 

Pomp (y) Fisk, private, Lexington. 

Reuben Fisk, private, Groton. 

Richard Fisk, captain, Framingham. 

Robert Fisk, private, Woburn. 

Robert Fisk, private, Lexington. 

Robert Fisk (and e), sergeant. 

Rufus Fisk, private, Stafford, Conn. 

Samuel Fisk, sergeant, Weston. 

Samuel Fisk, sergeant, Templeton.'^ 

Samuel Fisk, private, Rutland. 

Samuel Fisk, private, Topsfield. 

Samuel Fisk (and e), private, Swanzey. 

Samuel Fisk, Jr., private, Shelburne. 

Seth Fisk, Abington. 

Simeon Fisk (and e), private, Shirley. 

Simeon Fisk, private, Sturbridge. 

Stephen Fisk (and e), private, Green- 

Sylvanus Fisk, Partridgefield. 

Thaddeus Fisk, private, Pembroke. 

Thomas Fisk, private, Newton. 

Thomas Fisk (and e), private. Par- 

Thomas Fisk, corporal, Pepperell. 

Wainwright Fisk, Pepperell. 

William Fisk, Greenwich. 

William Fisk, second lieutenant. 

William Fisk, first lieutenant. 

William Fisk, Upton. 

Zedekiah Fisk, corporal, Shutesbury. 

Zadoc Fisk, Shutesbury. 

Also the name is given under the 

Fisks of Daniel Fisket, private, Nana- 



Page 26, Jonathan Fisk, 10 days, town of Windham, Windham County. 

Page 26, David Fisk, 18 days, town of Windham, Windham County. 

Page 26, David Fisk, Jr., 17 days, town of Windham, Windham County. 

Page 617, David Fisk, private in Capt. Wale's Co.; Col. Jeremiah Mason's Regt. 
of militia. 

Page 663, Eunice Fisk, census of pensions, 1840. 

Page 284, Isaac Fisk, Sergeant Major, Southington; appointed Sergeant Apr. 20, 
1777; promoted to Sergeant Major in 1780. 

Page 631, Isaac Fisk, Sergeant Major, Lamb's Continental Artillery; promoted 
Lieutenant, Jan. 26, 17S1. 

Page 40, John Fisk, private Third Co., First Regt. (Gen. Wooster's), 1775; en- 
listed May 14, 1775; discharged Dec. 10. 1775. 


Page 115, John Fisk, Ensign; appointed Apr. 15, 1776; resigned Oct. 2, 1776; Capt. 

Parmelee's Co. 
Page 222, John Fisk, private, Warner's Co.; enlisted Apr. 15, 1777; discharged 

Oct. 23, 1777. 
Page 100, Rufus Fisk, private; Revolutionary rolls, Pension Office; Capt. Gallup's 

Co., Parson's Regt., Nov. 6, 1776. 
Page 504, Rufus Fisk, Corporal, Capt. Hewitt's Co., Col. Latimer's Regt., militia 

at Saratoga, 1776; paid from Aug. 24, to Nov. 7, 1777. 
Page 210, Samuel Fisk, private, Kirtland's Co.; enlisted May 8, 1777; deserted July 

I, 1780; Sixth Regt. Connecticut Line; paid to 1780. 
Page 534, Samuel Fisk, Corporal, Capt. Wheeler's Co., Col. Chapman's Regt., 1778; 

entered service, Aug. 3; discharged Sept. 12. 


Page 245, Fisk, Isaac, Sergeant in Capt. John Brown's Co.; enlisted in spring of 
1777; appointed Sergeant Major, 1779; Second Lieutenant, June 29, 
1781; resigned for family reasons, July 14, 1782; A. P. 21-153; South- 
ingtorv, Hartford Co., Conn. 

Page 372, Fisk, Abraham, private, Yates' Regt., Hadlock's Co. 

Page 372, Fisk, Joseph, private, Van Renssalaer's Regt., Turner's Co. 

Page 372, Fisk, William, private, Van Renssalaer's Regt., Turner's Co. 

Page 372, Fisk, Wm., private, Graham's Regt., Lansing's Co. 

Page 23, Fisk, Squire, Ensign of Sixth Co. (Capt. Barton's), Col. Richmond's 

Regt., Oct., 1775. 
Page 24, Fisk, Squire, Lieutenant. 
Page 36, Fisk, Benjamin, private in Capt. Martin's Co., Col. Lippel's Regt.. Sept., 


Page 564, Fisk, Cato, private; enlisted from Epping in Capt. Rowel's Co., Fourth 

Militia Regt., 1777. 
Page 301, Fisk, David, private in Capt. Timothy Clement's Co., Col. David Gil- 
man's Regt., Apr. 15, 1776; paid £2, 0, 0, Apr. 9, 1776. 
Page 391, Fisk, David, private; mustered in Sept. 19, 1776; same company and 

regiment as above. 
Page 487, Fisk, David, private; pay 40 shillings, commenced Dec. 7, 1776; same 

company and regiment as above. 
Page 509, Fisk, David, private; paid £2,0,0, Jan. 14, 1777; same company and 

regiment as above. 
Page 513, Fisk, David, private; paid £2,0,0, from Jan. 7, to Feb. 7, 1777; same 

company and regiment as above. 
Page 304, Fisk, Ephraim, private in Capt. Joshua Abbott's Co-, Fifth Regt., Apr., 

1776 Report. 
Page 306, Fisk, Ephraim, private in Capt. Joshua Abbott's Co.; paid Feb. and 

Mar., 1776; signed by mark. 
Page 465, Fisk, Eprafaim, private in Capt. Joshua Abbott's Co.; paid Nov. 5, for 

Oct., 1776. 
Page 2>Zy Fisk, James, private in Capt. Reuben Pow's Co. of Minute Men who 

marched from Holies, Apr. 19, 1775. 
Page 2)2>, Fisk, Josiah, private in Capt. Reuben Pow's Co. of Minute Men who 

marched from Holies, Apr. 19, 1775. 
Page 346, Fisk, Josiah, fifer in Capt. Daniel Emerson's Co., Col. Wingate's Regt., 

July, 1776; paid $10,6,0. 
Page 25, Fisk, Jonathan, private in Capt. Marston's Co., at Crown Point, Sept. 

30, 1762. 
Page 6, Fisk, Mashon, private in Col. Sir Charles Hobby's Regt., Oct. 10, 1710, to 

Oct. 10, 1711. 
Page 566, Fisk, Solomon, private in Capt. Livermore's Co., Col. Thomas Stick- 

ney's Regt., 1777. 
Page 630, Fiske, Cato, private from Epping, in Capt. Wm. Rowell's Co., Col. Na- 
than Hale's Regt., Mar. 4; paid £26,0,0, Mar. 4, 1778. 
Page 244, Fiske, David, private in Capt Taylor's Militia Co., Dec. 8, 1775. 


Page 653, Fiske, Solomon, private, Mar., 1777; muster roll of Capt. Daniel Liver- 

more's Co., Col. Alexander Scammel's Regt. 
Page 224, Fisk, Aron, private; discharged Sept. 23, 1777; paid £15,6,0; pay roll 

of Capt. Kimball Carlton's Co., Gol. Moses Nichol's Regt. 
Page 451, Cato X Fisk, private, Col. Folsom's Battalions; from Eppin, Feb. 26, 
Page 725, Fisk, Cato, private Eighth Co., Second Regt., commanded by Col. Geo. 

Page 207, Fisk, Ebenezer, private in Capt. James Ford's Co., Col. Moses Nichol's 

Regt.; discharged Sept. 19, 1777. 
Page 664, Eleazer X Fisk, Jr., private; mustered July 2"], 1779, in Col. Nichol's 

Regt.; enlisted from Dunstable. 
Page- 671, Fisk, Eleazer, Jr., private; mustered July 27, 1779, in Col. Nichol's Regt.; 

enlisted from Dunstable. 
Page 186, Fisk, Ephraim, private in Capt. Peter Kimball's Co., Col. Thos. 

Stickney's Regt.; discharged Sept. 25, 1777. 
Page 671, Fisk, Ephraim, Jr., private in Capt. Peter Kimball's Co., Col. Thos. 

Stickney's Regt.; discharged Sept. 25, 1777. 
Page 129, Fisk, Ephraim, Jr., private; discharged July 12, 1777; paid ii, 18,4, Col. 

Thos. Stickney's Regt. 
Page 743-4, Fisk, James, private in Capt. Reuben Dow's Co., Col. Wm. Prescott's 

Regt.; died of disease at Cambridge, May 29, 1775. 
Page 87, Fisk, Josiah, private; discharged July 14, 1777, in Capt. Dan. Emerson's 

Co., Col. Nichol's Regt. 
Page 510, Fisk, Josiah, private; discharged Aug. 28, 1778, in Capt. Dan. Emerson's 

Co., Col. Nichol's Regt. 
Page 743, Fisk, Josiah, private in Capt. Reuben Dow's Co., Col. Wm. Prescott's 

Page 211, Fisk, Simeon, private; discharged Sept. 28, 1777, in Capt. John Goss' 

Co., Captain (^4) Nichol's Regt.; paid £12,7,9. 
Page 609, Fisk, Solomon, private, enlisted for nine months in Capt. Livermore's 

Co., Col. Thomas Stickney's Regt. 
Page 677, Fiske, Eleazer, private; discharged Jan. 13, 1780, in Major Dan Rey- 
nold's Co., Col. Hercules Mooney's Regt. 
Page 729, Fiske, Solomon, private Fourth Co., Third Regt., commanded by Col. 

Alexander Scammel. 

Pafifc 539, Fisk, Amos, private; an account for supplies, in, 15, 4. 
Page 207, Fisk, Cato, private Eighth Co., Second Regt., commanded by Col. Geo. 

Reid, for 1780, from Epping. 
Page 227, Fisk, Cato, private Third Co. (Capt. Wm. Rowell's Co.), Second Regt, 

commanded by Col. Geo. Reid, for 1781. 
Page 275, Fisk, Cato, private Eighth Co., Second Regt., commanded by Col. Geo. 

Reid, for 1781. 
Page 505, Fisk. Cato, private from Epping; from record of town returns. 
Page 644-5, Fisk, Cato, private from Epping; from record of town returns. 
Page 113, Fisk, Eleazer, private; enlisted July 9, 1780, in Capt. James Aiken's Co., 

Col. Thos. Bartlett's Regt. 
Page 635, Fisk, Eleazer, private; Aug. 31, 1779, paid £39,0,0; Dunstable town 

Page 105, Fisk, Epheram, private, Capt. Kinsman's return, Concord, July 11, 1780. 
Page 148, Fisk. Ephraim, private: discharged Oct. 25, 1780, in Capt. Webster's 

Co.. Col. Nichol's Regt. 
Page 479, Fisk, Dr. Joseph, Surgeon. 
Page 84, Fisk, Nathan, private: discharged Dec. 13, 1780; Dunstable; from pay 

roll for recruits, etc. 
Page 91, Fisk, Nathan, private, aged 16. (Probably in 1780.) 


Page 31, Fisk, Solomon, private; enlisted Mar. 22, 1777, in Capt. Daniel Livver- 

more's Co.; died Aug. 10, 1778. 
Page 23, Fisk, Solomon, private; enlisted Mar. 22, 1777, in Capt. Daniel Livver- 

more's Co.; died Aug. 10, 1778. 
Page 59, Fisk, Solomon, private; paid $6.60; original of this item in possession 

of Wm. P. Fiske, of Concord, N. H., 1887. 

Page 339, Fisk, Eleazer, Jr., private; enlisted from Dunstable, July 27, 1779, in 

Fifth Regt. 
Page 312, Lieutenant Fisk, mentioned in letter of Col. Bedel to Gen. Gates, dated 

Haverhill, Jan. 13, 1778. 

Page 114, Town of Sturbridge, Simeon Fiske, Nathan Fiske and Joshua Fiske. 
Page 904, Upton, Wm. Fisk, a selectman and treasurer in 1779. 
Page 909, Upton, Wm. Fisk, First Lieutenant, Company of Capt. Robert Taft. 

Regt. of Col. Silas Wheelock. 
Page 909, Upton, Daniel Fisk, private Company of Capt. Robert Taft, Regt. of 

Col. Silas Wheelock. 
Page 910, Upton, Daniel Fisk, private Company of Capt. Robert Taft, in 1777. 
Page 910, Upton, Nathaniel Fisk, private Company of Capt. Thomas Marshal 

Baker, 1779; service at Hudson River; Regt. of Col. James Denney. 
Page 911, Upton, Jacob Fisk, in July, 1780, at R. L, Capt. Thos. Marshal Baker's 

Co., Col. Nathan Tyler's Regt. 
Page 1202, Rutland furnished 103 men, among them is a Jacob Fisk. 
Page 1391, Holden, David Fiske, an assessor in 1777-78 and '80. 

Essex County History, 2 vols., of over 1,900 pages, fo«.id not a single item in re- 
gard to a Fisk or Fiske. 

Plymouth County History, 2 vols., of over 1,200 pages, not a single item found 
concerning a Fisk or Fiske. 

Page 524, Needham, June 6, 1780, Moses Fisk one of a committee on legislative 

Page 855, Brookline, Thomas Fisk (of Newtown), private in Capt. Timothy 

Corey's Co., Col. Baldwin's Regt., Aug. i, 1775. 
Page 856, Brookline, Enoch Fisk, private in Capt. Thos. White's Co., Col. Will- 
iam Heath's Regt., Apr. 19, to May 12, 1775 or 6. 
Bristol County History (1883-6), over 800 pages, no mention of any Fisk or 

Berkshire County History (1885), 2 vols., of over 1,400 pages. 
Page 188, Adams, Ebenezer Fisk. 
Page 196, Lanesborough, Isaac Fisk. 
Page 201, Peru. Experians Fisk, Sylvanus Fisk, Thomas Fisk. 

No companies, regiments or service is given of the Berkshire Co. Rev. soldiers, 
their names are merely copied from the records at Boston, Mass. 

Page 69, William Fisk, of Greenwich, Hampshire Co., a minute man in a company 
commanded by Second Lieutenant Thomas Weekes, Col. Elijah IVji* 
ter's Regt. 
Page 658, Vol. 2, Nathan Fisk, of Northfield, Franklin Co., minute man at J^ev- 

ington, in Capt. Eldad Wright's Co. 
Page 749, Jonathan Fisk, of Coleraine, Franklin Co., at Lexington, in Capt. Hu^h 

McLellan's Co., Col. Sam. William's Regt. 
Page 783, Zedekiah Fisk, recorded with six other men as Revolutionary sohiiers 

from Wendall, Franklin Co., Mass. 
Page 1003, Jonathan Fisk, a resident of Broomfield, Hampden Co. 
Page 1073, Asa Fisk, of Wales, Hampden Co., was one of a committee to inspect, 
was probably a minute man; an Asa Fisk of this town was a Captain 
in the Shay Rebellion. 
Vol. 2, Page 621, David Fiske, of Lincoln (a minute man in 177,5), was Sergeant 
in Capt. William Smith's Co., Col. Abijah Pierce's Regt. 


Vol. 3, Page 229, Wainwright Fisk, of Pepperell, was at Concord; he was a pri- 
vate in Capt. Nutting's Co., Col. Wm. Prescott's Regt. 

Vol. 3, Page 233, Wainwright Fisk, of Pepperell, killed at Bunker Hill, aged 24 

Vol. 3, Page 297, Jonathan Fisk, of Tewksbury, was a Revolutionary soldier. 

Vol. 3, Page 297, Benjamin Fisk, of Tewksbury, was a Revolutionary soldier. 

Vol. 3, Page 721, Abijah Fisk, in Waltham's Co. of minute men, Apr., 1775; also 
in Capt. Abraham Pierce's Co., Col. Thos. Gardner's Regt. 

Vol. 3, Page 721, Amos Fisk, in Waltham's Co. of minute men, Apr., 1775. 

Vol. 3, Page 721, Also both names in muster roll of (Oct. 6, 1775,) Capt. Abijah 
Child's Thirty-seventh Regt. of Foot, commanded by Lieu- 
tenant Colonel William Bond. 
Also same names, in 1778, in the "Eight Months' Company." 

Vol. 3, Page 784, Abner Fisk, a selectman of Hopkinton, in 1782; Lieutenant Abel 
Fisk a selectman in 1784. 
FROM RHODE ISLAND IN 1776. A volume of 352 pages. 

Page 2S, Ensign Squire Fisk, October, 1775, Sixth Co. (Capt. Barton's), Col. 
Richmond's Regt. 

Page 24, Lieutenant Squire Fisk, in Continental pay. 

Page 36, Private Benjamin Fisk, September, 1776, Capt. Martin's Co., Col. Lip- 
pel's Regt. 


LUTION." 638 pages. 

Page 24s, Fisk, Isaac, Sergeant, Capt. John Brown; enlisted spring of 1777; ap- 
pointed Sergeant Major, 1779; Second Lieutenant, June 29, 1781; re- 
signed for family reasons, July 14, 1782. A. P. 21-153, Southington, 
Hartford County, Conn. 

Page 372, Fisk, Abraham, private Yates' Regt., Hadlock's Co. 

Page 372, Fisk, Joseph, private Van Renssalaer's Regt., Turner's Co. 

Page 372, Fisk, William, private Van Renssalaer's Regt., Tqrner's Co. 

Page 372, Fisk, Wm., private Graham's Regt., Lansing's Co. 

TINENTAL ARMY, 1775-1783. 
Page 176, Fisk, Joseph (Mass.). Second Lieutenant, Twelfth Continental Infantry, 
Jan. I. to Dec. 31, 1776; Surgeon's mate, First Massachuset*^s. Jan. i, 
1777: Surgeon. Apr. 17, 1779, and served to close of war. (Died Sept. 
25, 1827.) 
Page 176, Fisk, Squire (R. I.), Ensign of Richmond's R. I. State Regiment, 

Nov. I, 1775. to Apr., 1776. 
Page 176, Fisk, Thomas (Mass.), Second Lieutenant of Learned's Massa- 
chusetts Regiment, May, 1775 . 

Page 176, Fisk, William (R. I.), Lieutenant of Elliott's Regiment. R. I. State 

Artillery, Dec. 12. 1776, to June, 1777. 
Page 176, Fiske, Daniel (R. I.), Ensign of Tollman's R. I. State Regiment, 
Dec. 12, 1776, to June, 1777. 
"The Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolu- 
tionary War." By Adjt. Gen, Wm. b. Stryker, 1872. 878 pages. 

"Safifel's Records of the Revolutionary War," 555 pages; 1894 edition, page 
419, Fisk, Joseph, Surgeon, Massachusetts. 

An alphabetical list of all Revolutionary War pensioners of the name of Fisk 
or Fiske that could be found in the lists of 1820 and 1835; the Census Report of 1840, 
and the "Rejected and Suspended Claims," of 1850: 

Abijah Fisk, Middlesex Co,. Mass.; died March 14 1833. 
Abner Fisk, York Co., Me.; 79 years old in 1835. 
Abner Fisk, Oneida Co., N. Y. ; 79 years old in 1835. 
Abner Fisk, Westport, Essex Co., N. Y. ; 81 years old in 1840. 
Abner Fisk, Lee, Oneida Co., N. Y.; 86 years old in 1840. 
Mrs. Abigail F., Sturbridge, Worcester Co., Mass.; from rejected and suspended 
■claims, 1850. Widow. 

Amey Fisk, Cumberland, Providence Co,, R, I.: 79 years old in 1840. 
Artemas Fisk, Newport Co.. R- I. ; 74 years oi«a in 1835. 


Mrs. Betsey Fisk, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Mass., 8i years old in 1840. 

Cato Fisk, Rockingham Co., N. H.; 64 years old in 1835. 

Daniel Fisk, Worcester Co., Mass.; 78 years old in 1835. 

David Fisk, Hillsborough Co., N. H.; 70 years old in 1835. 

David Fisk, Amherst, Hillsborough Co., N. H.; 83 years old in 1840. 

David Fisk, Middlesex Co., Mass. 

David Fiske, private and drummer, Middlesex Co., Mass., TZ years old in 1835. 

Ephraim Fisk, Merrimack Co., N. H.; 70 years old in 1835. 

Ephraim Fisk, Hopkinton, Merrimack Co., N. H.; 81 years old in 1840. 

Mrs. Eunice F. Chaplain, Windham Co., Conn.; 86 years old in 1840. Widow. 

Experians Fisk, Orleans Co., Vt. ; died June 2, 1825. 

Jacob Fisk, Worcester Co., Mass.; 71 years old in 1835. 

Jacob Fisk, Windsor, Berkshire Co., Mass. ; "j"] years old in 1840. 

James Fisk, Franklin Co., Vt. ; 70 years old in 1835. 

James Fiske, Swanton, Franklin Co., Vt.; 'J^ years old in 1840. 

John Fisk, private and seaman, Worcester Co., Mass.; "jz years old in 1835. 

John Fisk, Genesee Co., N. Y. ; 71 years old in 1835. 

John Fisk, Attica, Genesee Co., N. Y. ; 79 years old in 1840. 

Jonathan Fisk, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; "]"] years old in 1835. 

Jonathan Fisk, Warren Co., N. Y. ; "]•] years old in 1835. 

Mrs. Johanna F., Brookfield, Madison Co., N. Y.; from rejected and suspend- 
ed claims, 1850. Widow of John Fisk. 

Joseph Fisk, Surgeon, Middlesex Co., Mass. 

Joseph Fisk, Sergeant, Massachusetts. 

Mrs. Mehitable Fisk, Freedom, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y.; from rejected and 
suspended claims, 1850. Widow of Jonathan Fisk. 

Nathan Fiske, Middlesex Co., Mass.; 74 years old in 1835. 

Nathan Fisk, Dunstable, Hillsborough Co., N. H.; did not serve six months; 
from rejected and suspended claims. 

Noah Fisk, Providence Co., R. I.; 81 years old in 1835. 

Mrs. Ruth Fiske, Brookfield, Orange Co., Vt. ; 89 years old in 1840. Widow. 

Samuel Fisk, Ostego, Ostego Co., N. Y.; a deserter; from rejected and 
suspended claims, 1850. 

Seberry Fisk, Hampden Co., Mass.; 74 years old in 1835. 

Stephen Fisk, private and Sergeant, Windsor Co., Vt. ; 75 years old in 1835. 

Stephen Fisk, Royalton, Orange Co., Vt. ; 82 years old in 1840. 

Thomas Fisk, Sergeant, Genesee Co., N. Y. ; died Nov. 19, 1828. 

William Fisk, Windsor Co., Vt. 

Zedekiah Fisk, Wendall, Franklin Co., Mass.; ^6 years old in 1840. 






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Name. '^,,.«. County. Remarks. 

N. H. Rec, p. 16. 
Nathan Fiske Dunstable ..Hillsborough .Did not serve six months. 

Mass. Rec, p. 61. 
Abigail Fiske, wid. of Nathan 

Fiske Sturbridge . . Worcester Did not serve six months. 

N. Y. Rec, p. 96. 
Samuel Fisk Otsego Ostego . 

N. Y. Rec, p. 156. 
Mehitable Fisk, wid. of Jona- 
than Fisk Freedom . . . Cattaraugus . . Married long after service; 

not a widow July 7, 1838, 

N. Y. Rec, p. 162. and died before August 

Joanna Fisk, widow of John 16, 1842. 

Fisk Brookfield . . Madison Suspended for proof of serv- 
ice from N. H. Rec. 



Name of head of 
family where 
pensioner r e - 
Name. Age. Town. County. sided June 1, '40. Remarks. 

N. H. Rec, p. 18. 
Ephraim Fisk 81 . . Hopkinton . 

N. H. Rec, p. 18. 
Ephraim Fisk 81 . . Hopkinton. . . Merrimack Ephraim Fisk, jr. 

P. 20. 
David Fisk 83. .Amherst Hillsboro'gDavid Fisk, 3d. 

P. 26. 
William Fisk 52. .Dalton Coos William Fisk. He must be a son 

Mass. Rec, p. 33. * of a Rev. soldier. 

Jacob Fisk 77 . . Windsor Berkshire. . Jacob Fisk. 

P. 34. 
Zedekiah Fisk 76 . . Wendal Franklin. . . Zedekiah Fisk. 

P. 36. 
Seberry Fisk 79. .W. Hampton. Hampshire. 

Mass. Rec, p. 38, 
David Young 84..Athol Worcester. Moses Fisk. A. Fisk in 2d 

P. 41. column. 

Betsey Fisk 81. .Framingham. Middlesex. Joseph Ballard. 

P. 44. 
Lucy Stodder 82. .Fifth ward.. .Boston .. .Susan Fisk. Fisk name in 

R. I. Rec, p. 46. last column. 

Amey Fisk 79. .Cumberland. ProvidenceAmey Fisk. 

Con. Rec, p. 57. 
Eunice Fisk 86. .Chaplain Windham .Eunice Fisk. 

Vt. Rec, p. 52. 
James Fiske .97. .Swanton Franklin . .James Fisk. 

P. 63. 
Ebenezer Fisk 53. .Groton Caledonia. .Ebenezer Fisk. Must be a son 

P. 65 of a Rev. soldier. 

Ruth Fiske 87. .Brookfield. . .Orange Artemas Fiske. 

P. 70. 
Stephen Fisk 82. .Royalton .. . .Orange. . . .Stephen Fisk. 

N. Y. Rec, p. 76. 
Fisk Durand 74. . Westfield . . .Chatauqua. Fisk Durand. Prob. immedi- 

P. 80. ate desc. of Fisk. 

Abner Fisk 81. . Westport. . . .Essex Ashael Havens. 

P. 82. 
John Fisk 79. .Attica Genesee. . .John Fisk. 

P. 89. 
Abner Fisk 86. .Lee Oneida Alvin Walker. 



The following copy from the Pension Office at Washington, shows how the 
records are kept: 

O. W. & N. Division. 

F. S. Bureau of Pensions, M. E. C. 

Washington, D. C, March 26, 1894. 

Madam : — 

In reply to your request for a statement of the military history of Zedekiah 
Fisk, a soldier of the Revolutionary war, you will please find below the desired in- 
formation as contained in his (or his widow's) application for pension on file in this 

Dates of 
Enlistment or 

June, 1780... 
August, 1781 
May, 1782... 
June, 1783 . . 

of Service. 

6 months. 
2 months. 

1 year. 

1 year. 



Officers Under Whom Service Was Rendered. 


Josiah Smith. 








American Regiment, 



Battles engaged in. None mentioned. 
Residence of soldier at enlistment. Town not stated. 
Date of application for pension. September 15, 1818. 
Residence at date of application. Wendell, Massachusetts. 
Age at date of application. Fifty-five years. 

Very respectfully, 

Wm. Lochren, Commisioner. 





(By Rev. Thaddeus Fiske, of North Cambridge, Mass.) 
The most remote ancestors of the Fiske family that have come to our knowl- 
edge lived in a village or parish of St. James, in the County of Suffolk, England, 
in the reign of Queen Mary, in the sixteenth century. 

There were six brothers, three were Papists and three were Protestants. 
Their ancestors, parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents, as far as history 
gives an account, are said to have been eminently pious and religious people. 
Those of Protestant religion were grievously persecuted. Oi.e of them, to avoid 
being burned at the stake, was hid many months in a wood-pile, and afterward 
half a year in a cellar where he worked by candle light at manufactures and 
remained undiscovered. But his many hardships shortened his life. In 1637 four 
of his children, two sons and two daughters, in consequence of the persecuting 
spirit of that day, left their home and came over to New England and took up 
their abode in Salem. John was the eldest of the four, and his father at his death 
committed to him the charge of his mother, two sisters and youngest brother. 
John had been educated at Immanuel College, England, and became a preacher of 
the Gospel, but on account of his non-conformity, being advised by his friends, 
he relinquished the ministry and turned his attention to the study of medicine, 
and obtained license for public practice as a physician. On arriving at Salem, 
however, he recommenced the work of the ministry, his favorite pursuit. He was v. 

both a preacher of the Gospel and tutor and instructor to divers young \ 

men in Salem, and was also employed as a physician whenever he would consent. '-> 

Their mother died before they arrived in New England. They came well provided 
with servants and all sorts of tools for husbandry and carpentry, and with provis- 
ions for their support for three years, out of which they helped others, whom they 
found in want and distress. They remained together at Salem about three years. 
John then went to a new village in Salem, called Wenham, where he gathered a 
church and congregation, and continued their pastor about fourteen years. About 
the end of the year 1655 he removed to a town called Chelmsford, where he 
lived the greater part of his days. He died Jan. 14, 1676, aged seventy-five. 
He left four children, two sons and two daughters. John lived with his father 
in Chelmsford and was a very useful and respected citizen. Moses was brought 
up at school, graduated at Harvard University in 1662; was settled in the ministry 
at Braintree. On the 14th of February, 1671, the wife of Rev. John Fiske died, 
which was the greatest of all his trials and afflictions. She was endeared to him 
by forty-three years of mutual care and toil, affection and piety. By her incom- 
parable knowledge of the Scriptures she became his concordance of the Bible and 
he needed no other. She could refer him to any passage of the Scripture that he 
wished to find, "fhe youngest brother of John Fiske who came over with him 
settled in Watertown and was mechanic or farmer. His name probably was 
Nathan, for mention is made in Watertown records of Nathan Fiske there in 1664 
and of Nathan Fiske, Jr., in 1728, who was representative of the town. Nathan, 
the son of the above named Nathan Fiske, went from Watertown and settled at 
Weston. He was the grandfather of Rev. Thaddeus Fiske, of West Cambridge. 
On Oct. 9 he married Anna Warren, by whom he had three children: Anna, 
Nathan and Sarah. Having lost his wife he married, Feb. 21, 1738, for his second 
wife widow Mary Fiske, of Sudbury, by whom he had seven children, namely: 
Jonathan, Ezra, Samuel, Thaddeus, Mary, Hepzibeth and Nathan, the eldest, who 
graduated at Harvard in 1754 and was settled in the ministry in Brookfield. It 
appears that the name of Nathan was uniformly given to the firstborn son, a 
practice transmitted from generation to generation. Jonathan married Abigal 
Fiske, of Waltham, Mar. 10, 1760, by whom he had nine children: Nathan, Thad- 
deus, Micah, Ebenezer, Abigal, Jonathan (who died in infancy), Jonathan, Abigal 
and Isaac. Among the descendants of Nathan there are eight who have received 
collegiate educations, seven Hummis of Harvard University, one of Dartmouth 




College, namely, ist, Nathan Fiske, D. D., his eldest son, minister of Brookfield, 
graduated 1754; 2d, Thaddeus Fiske, his grandson, son of Jonathan Fiske, minister 
of West Cambridge, graduated 1785; 3d, Oliver, M. D., his grandson, son of 
Nathan Fiske, D. D., physician of Worcester, graduated 1787; 4th, Samuel, A. M., 
his grandson, son of Nathan Fiske, D. D., trader in Claremont, N. H., and alter- 
nately senator and representative to the general court, graduated 1793; Isaac, A. 
M., his grandson, son of Jonathan, register of probate court in the county of Mid- 
dlesex, graduated 1798; 6th, Nathan W. Fiske, A. M., his grandson, son of Nathan, 
son of Jonathan, professor of intellectual and moral philosophy in Amherst Col- 
lege, graduated at Dartmouth College 1817; 7th, Robert Treat Paine Fiske, M. D., 
son of Oliver Fiske, M. D., son of Nathan Fiske, D. D., physician in Hingham, 
graduated 1818; 8th, Augustus Henry Fiske, son of Isaac Fiske, son of Jonathan, 
attorney-at-law in Boston, graduated 1825. Such are the ancestors and some of the 
descendants of the Fiske family to which I, Rev. Thaddeus Fiske, of Cambridge, 
am more immediately related. There are other branches from the same stock, 
which are spread out in various directions over the United States. 


There are a number of places in the United States named Fisk and quite a 
number of postoffices of this name. In all cases the names were given in honor 
of a person by this name. Below will be found a few illustrations: 

FISK, VT. — In the years 1765 and 1766 a French general from Canada named 
Lamathe built a large fort and had it garrisoned with soldiers and implements 
of war in what is now called the town of Isle La Mott, which is an island sur- 
rounded by the waters of Lake Champlain, containing 4,883^/^ acres by the original 
survey, and was named in part after the said French general Lamathe, they 
changed Lamathe to La Mott for some reason not now known. The town being 
an island, hence it was called Isle La Mott. There were enlightened, educated 
French officers occupying said fort from 1766 to some time unknown at this time, 
when it was evacuated for at least fifty-seven years before a blow had been struck 
elsewhere within the present domain of the state of Vermont by civilized man. 
I do not know as you care to have an account of the war for which this fort was 
built and I have not time to give it. In 1802 Samuel Fisk, Esq., representing said 
Isle La Mott in the legislature of Vermont, had the name changed from Isle 
La Mott to Vineyard. In 1830 it was changed back to Isle La Mott. The present 
postoffice is Fisk, named in honor of Hon. Nelson W. Fisk, lieutenant-governor 
of Vermont. 

FISKDALE, MASS. — Chase's History gives the following account of Fisk- 
dale, which is a village in the town of Sturbridge: "Two brothers, Henry and 
Josiah J. Fiske, sons of David, of Fiske hill, and grandsons of Henry, bought 
Moses Allers' farm, erected the first factory and laid the foundation of the village 
that bears their name. Moses Allen's farm was deeded to them in 1826." Frederick 
D. Fiske, office 87 Milk Street, Boston, is at present at the head of the business. 

FISK, MO.— Fisk, Mo., Sept. 4, 1895. Dear Sir: Your letter of 28th 
addressed to town clerk is handed me for a reply. The postoffice here was given 
the name of "Fisk" for the reason it was a short name, and as a compliment to 
me, having done quite a mill business here for several years, and am now the 
postmaster here. I came to this place twelve years ago from Kalamazoo, Mich., 
or near there, in Van Buren County. My parents originally came from Rhode 
Island. I was born in Vermont in 1831. My father's name was Samuel B. Fisk. 
Am cousin to James Fisk, Jr., who was shot by Stokes some years ago. I sup- 
pose I have a cousin living in Chicago by name of C. W. Fisk. If I can be of any 
help to you in compiling your work shall be glad to do what I can. 

Very truly, 

S. W. FISK. 




I. LOilD SYMOND FISKE, grandson of Daniel, was Lord of the Manor 
of Stadhaugh, Parish of Laxfield, County of Suffolk, England, lived in the reigns 
of Henry IV. and VI. (1399-1422), he m. Susannah Smyth; she d. 

and he m. 2d Katherine . Simcn Fiske, of Laxfield, will dated 

Dec. 22, 1463, proved at Norwich, England, Feb. 26, 1463-4. Bequeaths his soul 
to God, the Virgin Mary and all the Saints in Heaven. Bequeaths to each of his 
sons, William, Jeffrey, John and Edmund, 20 pounds. Mentions his dau. Margaret 
Dowsing. Appoints his wife, Katherine, son John and Nichols Noloch executors. 
He d. in Feb., 1464; res. Stadhaugh, Laxfield, Suffolk Co., England. 

WILLIAM, b. in England; m. Joan Lynne. 

JEFFREY, b. in England; m. Margaret . 

JOHN, b. in England; m. . 

EDMUND, b. in England; m. Margery 










MARGARET, b. in England; m. Dowsing or Dowling. 

2. WILLIAM FISKE (Symond), b. Stadhaugh, County Suffolk, England; 
m. Joan Lynne, of Norfolk. He was of Stadhaugh and lived during the reigns 
of Henry VI., Edward IV., Richard III. and Henry VII. He d. before his 
wife, for Joan Fiske, late wife of William, of Laxfield, made her will July 15, 1504, 
which was proved Feb. 28, 1505. Mentions her sons John, Augustine and Simon, 
son's wife Anne ^nd daus. Margery and Margaret. Appoints Sir John Fiske, son 
of John Fiske, and her son Simon executors. He d. about 1504. Res. Laxfield, 

7. i. THOMAS, b. in England; m. Anne . 

8. ii. WILLIAM, b. in England, m. Joan . 

9. iii. AUGUSTINE, b. in England; m. Joan . 

-10. iv. SIMON, b. in England; m. Elizabeth 

11. V. ROBERT, b. in England; m. and Joan . 

12. vi. JOHN. b. in England; m. . 

13. vii. MARGERY, b. in England. 

14. viii. MARGARET, b. in England. 

3. JEFFREY FISKE (Symond), b. Laxfield, Eng., ; m. Margaret 

• , d. 1504. His will is dated May 3, 1504, and proved May 13, 1504. Men- 
tions sons Jeffrey, John and Simon, and daus. Joan and Margery. 

His wife made her will the following day, May 4, and it was proved the 13th. 

Mentions John and Jeffrey Fiske, brothers, and appoints Rev. John Fiske 

executor. He d. May_^ 1504; res. Laxfield, Eng. 

15. i. JEFrREY^ b. in England; m. . 

16. ii. JOHN, b. in England. 

17. iii. SIMON, b. in England. 

18. iv. JOAN, b. in England. 

19. v. MARGERY, b. in England. 

4. REV. JOHN FISKE (Symond), b. Laxfield, Eng., ; m. there 

. His will is dated Jan. 18, 1507, and was proved Feb. 5, 1512. Mentions 

son Sir John Fiske, Chaplain, and son Robert Fiske, Canon of Leyston. To 
Jane, dau. of Robert, he gives six and eight pence. He d. in 1512. Res. Laxfield, 

20. i. JOHN, b. in England; m. Phillis . 

21. ii. ROBERT, b. in England; m. -. 




5. EDMUND FISKE (Symond), b. Laxfield, Eng., 

m. Margery 


His will is dated Aug. 7, 1494, 
and was proved Oct. 4, 1494. His widow 
was co-executrix 01 her husband's will. 
He d. in Sept., 1494; res. Bury St. Ed- 
munds, County Suffolk, Eng. It was 
here they attended divine worship. The 
church was rebuilt in 1424-33, having been 
originally erected A. D. 1005. It was an 
elegant structure, 139 feet long, exclusive 
of the chancel, which was 74x68. The 
roof of the nave, which was framed in 
Caen, Normandy, is admired for its light- 
ness and elegance. 

7. LORD THOMAS FISKE (William, Symond), b.- 

m. Ann^ 

Thomas Fiske, the elder, of Laxfield, was Lord of the Manor of Stadhaugh, made 
his will Oct. 2.J, 1525. It was proved Dec. 10, 1525. In the document he refers to 
his wife, but does not mention name; sons William, Thomas and Henry; dau. 
Agnes and brother Simon. Mentions his lands in Fressingfield. Appoints his 
sons Henry and Thomas executors. He d. Dec, 1525; res. Stadhaugh, Eng. 

22. i. WILLIAM, b. in England; m. Margaret Ball. 

23. ii. THOMAS, b. in England; m. . 

24. iii. HENRY, b. in England; m. . 

25. iv. AGNES, b. in England. 

8. WILLIAM FISKE (William, Symond), b. Laxfield, Eng.; m. Joan . 

He was of Halesworth, made his will Jan. 31, 1512-13, proved May 12, 1513. Men- 
tions wife Joan, son Thomas, and brothers Simon and Thomas. He d. in I5I3> 
res. Halesworth, Eng. 

26. i. THOMAS, b. in England. 

9. AUGUSTINE FISKE (William, Symond), b. Laxfield, Eng., ; m. 

Joan . He was of Laxfield: his will is dated Mar. 15, 1507-08, and was 

proved Apr. 11. 1508. His wife was Joan, son Thomas, and brothers Simon and 
Thomas. He d. 150S: res. Laxfield, Eng. 

27. i. THOMAS, b. in England. 

ID. SIMON FISKE (William, Symond), b. Laxfield. Eng., ; m. Eliz- 
abeth ■ She d. in Halesworth in June, 1558. He resided in Laxfield and 
made his will July 10, 1536. It was proved July 13, 1538. He desires to be buried 
at the chancel end of the Church of All Saints, in Laxfield. next his father, son 
Robert, son William, and wife Elizabeth, son Jeffrey, daus. Joan Iverton, Gelyne 
Warner, Agnes Fiske, son Simon. John Fiske of Holton was supervisor. He d. 
in Jurffe, 1538; res. Laxfield, Eng. 

^ 28. i. - SIMON, b. in England; m. . 

'WILLIAM, b. in England. 

ROBERT, b. in England; m. Alice . 

"JOAN, b. in England: m. Iverton. 

-JEFFREY, b. in England. 

iGELYNE, b. in England; m. Warner. 

AGNES, b. in England. 

THOMAS, b. in England. 

-ELIZABETH, b. in England. 

JOHN, b. in England. 

II. ROBERT FISKE (William, Symond), b. Rendham, ; m. 

and Joan . He was a clothmaker by trade; will dated Feb. 15, 1563. 

He desired to be buried in the parish of St. Mary's at Elms in Ipswich, where his 
former wif« is buried. John Cole, of Ipswich, was executor. He d. 1563; res. 
Ipswich, Eng. 

38., i. MARGARET, b. in England. 



















pHN FISKE (William, Symond), b. Laxfield, Eng., ; m. 

Wis wife d. before he did. His will is dated Nov. 23, 1550, and proved 


July 2, 1562. Desires to be buried in the churchyard in Holton near his children. 
He d. 1562; res. Laxfield and Holton, Eng. 

39. i. WILLIAM, b. in England. 

40. ii. FRANCIS, b. in England. 

41. iii. JANE, b. in England; m. Keene. 

15. JEFFREY FISKE (Jefifrey, Symond), b. in England, 

He was a cooper. He d. Apr. 29, 1591; res. Laxfield, Eng. 

20. SIR JOHN FISKE, Chaplain, (John, Symond), b. Laxfield, Eng., 

; m. Phillis . John Fiske, of Halesworth, Mercer, will dated Oct. 5, 

1530, proved Apr. 21, 1531, wife Phillis; brother Robert. John Fiske, of Holton, 
was executor. He d. s. p. 1531; res. Halesworth, Eng. 

21. ROBERT FISKE (John, Symond), b. Laxfield, Eng., ; m. 

. He was Canon of Leyston; res. Leyston, Eng. 

42. i. JANE, b. . Mentioned in her grandfather's will. 

22. WILLIAM FISKE (Thomas, William, Symond),b. Stadhaugh, Eng., 
m. Margaret Ball. William Fyske, of Stadhaugh, in Laxfield, County 

Suffolk, diocese of Norwich, will dated Oct. 15, 1558, proved May 4, 1559. Men- 
tions wife Margaret, son John, son Rauf, daus. Alice, Meriam, Jane and Margaret; 
William Ffyske, son of brother Henry, dec, my daus. Faith and Katherine; exec- 
utors to be my wife and brother-in-law Robert Ball and Roger Wade of Berrnond- 
sey. He d. 1559; res. Stadhaugh, Eng. 

43. i.* MATHEW, b. in England; m. Elizabeth Jordain, Margaret Hay- 

wood and Anne Haggune. 

44. ii. FRANCIS, b. in England. 

45. iii. JOHN, b. in England; m. Joan Couper. 

46. iv. RALPH, b. in England; d. s. p. 

47. V. ALICE, b. in England; m. Meriam. 

48. vi. JANE, b. in England. 

49. vii. MARGARET, b. in England. 
49/4-viii. FAITH, b. in England. 
49H.ix. KATHERINE, b. in England. 

23. THOMAS FISKE (Thomas, William, Symond), b. in England, 

His will is dated Jan. 20, 1559. No sons mentioned. He d. 
Jan., 1559; res. Stadbrook, Eng. 

50. i. CHRISTIAN, b. in England; m. Edward Sewell. 

51. ii. MARGARET, b. in England; m. Alan Barrett. 

52. iii. ALICE, b. in England. 

5J. iv. DOROTHY, b. in England. 
54. v. JOAN, b. in England. 

24. HENRY FISKE (Thomas, William, Symond), b. Stadhaugh, Eng., 
m. . Henry Fiske, of Cratfield, made his will Aug. 19, 1558, 

and it was proved Sept. 16, 1558. He bequeaths to his son William all his lands 
in Frissingfield, called Gooches, son Thomas, and his dau. Mary, son Jefifrey, 
godson Francis Fiske. Appoints his brother Thomas Fiske, of Stadbrook, and 
his son William executors. He d. 1558; res. Cratfield, Eng. 

55. i. WILLIAM, b. in England; m. . 

56. ii. JEFFREY, b. in England. 

57. iii. THOMAS, b. in England; m. Alice . 

28. SIMON FISKE (Simon, William, Symond), b. Laxfield, Eng., 

His will is dated Jan. 25, 1505. He gave legacies to his children 
who were all young and a bequest to his brother, Master John Fiske, ten marks, 
to sing for his soul one year. He d. 1505; res. Laxfield, Eng. 

-^^'58- i- ROBERT, b. in England; m. Mrs. Sybil (Gould) Barber. 

59. ii. JOHN, b. in England; m. Thomasine Pinchard. 

60. iii. GEORGE, b. in England; m. Anne . 

61. iv. NICHOLAS, b. in England; m. Joan Crispe. 

62. v. JEFFREY, b. in England. 

63. vi. JEREMY, b. in England; m. . 1' 

64. vii. WILLIAM, b. in England; m. . ■' 

65. viii. RICHARD, b. in England; m. Agnes Crispe. 


66. ix. JOAN, b. in England. 

67. X. GELYNE, b. in England. 

68. xi. AGNES, b. in England. 

30. ROBERT FISKE (Simon, William, Symond), b. Laxfield, Eng., 







45. J( 


m. Alice . His will is dated Mar. 6, 1549, proved Apr. 5, 1551. His chil- 
dren were all under twenty-one years of age. Appoints his wife, John Jacob of 
Forncett and Edmund Crispe of Laxfield executors. He d. 1551; res. Laxfield, 

69. i. NICHOLAS, b. in England. 

70. ii. ANNE, b. in England. 

71. iii. CHRISTIAN, b. in England. 

43. MATHEW FISKE (William, Thomas, William, Symond), b. Stad- 

haugh, Eng., ; m. Elizabeth Jordain, dau. of Wm. She d. Jan. 6, 1592; m. 

2d, Oct. 24, 1592, Margaret Hay ward, d. Sept. 13, 161 1; m. 3d, Jan. 30, 1612, Anne 
Huggune. Res. Laxfield, Eng. He d. Nov. 5, 1627. He was a yeoman and 
resided in Laxfield, but d. in Ubbeston. His will is dated June 11, 1627, and was 
proved Jan. 13, 1628. Mentions wife Anne, son Nicholas, son John and his son 
John, dau. Elizabeth, wife of Edmund Stannard. 

WILLIAM, bap. in England; d. June 23, 1579. 

ELIZABETH, bap. Feb. 12, 1580; m., July 25, 1604, Edmund 
Stannard; res. Laxfield. 

NICHOLAS, b. in England; m. Judith Reade. 

JOHN, b. in England; m. Elizabeth Button. 

JOHN FISKE (William, Thomas, William, Symond), b. Stadhaugh, 

m. Joan Couper, dau. of William of Suffolk. He d. ; res. 

Studhaugh and Cratfield, Eng. 

76. i. WILLIAM, b. in England; m. Arone Hart. 

77. ii. JOHN, b. in England. 

55- WILLIAM FISKE (Henry, Thomas, William, Symond), b. Stadhaugh, 

Eng., ; m. —. William Fiske. the elder, of C'-atfield, made his 

will Mar. 27, 1607. It was proved Apr. 14, 1608. Mentions sons William, John, 
Gregory and Henry and brother Thomas. He d. 1608; res. Cratfiela, Eng. 

The Fiske Family. — In editing the transcript of the Parish papers of Cratfield, 
Suffolk, England, made by the late Rev. W. Holland, M. A., Rector of Hunting- 
field, it became necessary to examine the original documents. Among them I 
found an indenture of the register for the year 1565 containing among entries of 
the Plimpton, Mills, Baker, Grimsby-Newson, Gilberde, Brokbanke, Saunders, 
Button, Curdie and Long families, "William Fyske, sonne of Jefrey Fyske and 
of Christian his wyfe, was bap. the last daye of Sept. In 1566 William Fyske and 
Jefrey Fyske were contributors, respectively, toward the enfranchisement of the 
parish lands. 

7^'. i. HENRY, b. in England; m. Margaret Gibson. 

79. ii. JOHN, b. in England. 

80. iii. GREGORY, b. in England. 

81. iv. WILLIAM, b. in England; m. Mrs. Elizabeth . 

57- THOMAS FISKE (Henry, Thomas, William, Symond), b. in England, 

; m. Alice . He d. s. p. His will is dated Mar. 16, 1603, and was 

proved June 5, 1604. His wife was Alice. He gave legacies to his sister Knight, 
and William Fiske residing with him. He makes William, son of William Fiske 
of Hock'--'^.am to Norfolk his principal heir. He d. in 1604; res. Wenhaston, Eng. 

^ '58. ROBERT FISKE (Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Stadhaugh, 
p"?-''^bo"t 525; m. Mrs. Sybil (Gould) Barber. For some time he was of the 
l^arish of St. j^mes. South Elmham, Eng. Sybil, the wife of Robert, was in great 
."o^^" ^" the I'me of the religious persecution, 1553-58, as was her sister Isabella, 
orignially Gouli, who was confined in the castle of Norwich, and' escaped death 
only by the power of her brothers, who were men of great influence in the 
county. Robert fled for religion's sake in the days of Queen Mary to Geneva, 
but returned latCi-, and died at St. James.' His will is dated Apr. 10, 1590, and 
proved July 28, 1600. Robert Fiske had by Sybil Gould, his wife, four sons and 
one daughter. The sons were William, Jeffrey, Thomas and Eleazer. Eleazer had 



f M no issue, but the progeny of William, Jeffrey and Thomas in whole or in part set- 

I gi tied in New England. About this time was a season of great religious persecu- 

tion. From the "Magna Brittannica" we learn that Waybred is a town in Suffolk 
County, England. 

John Noyes, of Laxfield, Suffolk County, shoemaker, was burned at Laxfield 
Sept. 21, 1557. Vol. v., p. 303. 

John Alcock was taken for heresy at Headley Church, imprisoned, and died 
in prison, and buried in a dunghill. P. 305. 

William Brown, a minister, was a long time in trouble for charges of heresy, 
his living taken from him, and died in poverty. P. 305. 
Oliver Cromwell was of Suffolk County. P. 175. 

Res. Broad Gates, Laxfield, near Framlingham, and St. James, South Elm- 
hani, Suffolk County, Eng. He d. in 1600. 

/^ 82. i. WILLIAM, b. in 1566; m. Anna Anstye and Alice . 

83. ii. JEFFREY, b. in England; m. Sarah Cooke. 

84. iii. THOMAS, b. in England; m. Margery . 

85. iv. ELEAZER, b. in England; m. Elizabeth . He d. s. p. in 

Metfield, England, in July, 1615. His will is dated June 3, 
1613, and was proved July 4, 1615. To his wife Elizabeth he 
gave lands, etc., in the parish of St. James, South Elmham, 
during her life. Gave property to nephews Nathaniel and 
David, sons of brothers William and Jeffrey, and legacies 
to the other children of said brothers, and to the children of 
his brother Thomas. The widow d. in 1629. Her will is 
dated Jan. 9, 1629. Made bequest to Elizabeth, dau. of Sam- 
uel Fiske, ten shillings. Her will was witnessed by Nicholas 
Bancroft and others. 

86 v. ELIZABETH, b. in England; m. Robert Bernard. It will be 
remembered that Robert and Sybil Fiske, of whom their de- 
scendants were accustomed to speak with respect as Protestant 
confessors in the reign of Queen Mary, had beside the four 
sons a daughter Elizabeth, who married Robert Bernard, who 
was a farmer of the estate of Custrick Hall, in Wecky, County 
Essex, which he held of Sir Edward Coke, the lord chief 
justice. And, having mentioned this marriage, Candler brings 
before us a genealogical fact of great curiosity and impor- 
tance. It is that a daughter of this Bernard married a Locke, 
and was the mother of John Locke, who writing about 1660, 
he describes simply as "John Locke, M. A." Very little is 
known of Locke's father, but, any one who has written on 
his life has not had the slightest knowledge of the mother to 
whom we owe this eminent man. The mother of Locke was 
brought up among the more zealous Puritans of the Counties 
of Essex and Suffolk, and heard from her infancy stories of 
religious persecutions. She must have seen near connections 
of her family leaving their native homes to find, as they sup- 
posed, security and peace in a distant land, and the feeling thus 
engendered in her mind we may easily believe to have been 
communicated to her son, who in due time became the great 
defender of the principles of the utmost tolerance in dealing 
with men in force of conscience and religious opinion. This 
is a digression, but perhaps it will not be unacceptable to see 
the name of so illustrious a person now for t'C ir-r^^t time 
placed in public in family connection with so mary of the v', — ; 
Puritan settlers in New England. Bernard stcd in the reic-n 
tion of great-uncle to Candler, who records th- facts which 1 
have now brought from their hiding place, and to all the 
Fiskes who laid the foundation of the familes of that name 
in the New England states. John Locke (griudson of Robert 
Fiske), English philosopher, was born at ^v/■rington. Somer- 
setshire, Aug. 29, 1632, died at Oates, a cou'itry seat in-£ssex, 
Oct 28, 1704. The moderate inheritance of his family was con- 
siderably reduced during the civil wars, in which his father was 


a parliamentary captain. Under the brief political ascendancy 
of the Puritans he imbibed the religious principle and spirit 
of liberty which actuated that body of men. His education 
began at Westminster school, from which he was elected in 
1651 to Christ Church College, Oxford, where he graduated 
bachelor of arts in 1655 and master in 1658, continuing to 
reside in that city till 1664. In after life he regretted that he 
had spent so much of his time in the university, chiefly from his 
contempt of the scholastic philosophy and methods which were 
there upheld; yet he applied himself diligently to the classics, 
read in private the works of Bacon and Descartes, and enjoyed 
the friendship of persons whose society and conversation first 
suggested the idea of his greatest work. His companions 
were chosen rather from among the lively and agreeable than 
the sfudious and learned, and his early correspondence often 
displays wit and irony. The precise and scientific method of 
Descartes seems to have given the first impulse to his specu- 
lations, but Bacon exerted a more permanent and congenial 
influence, and he may be called the metaphysician of the 
Baconian philosophy. After receiving his degrees he devoted 
himself principally to medicine, which occupied much of his 
attention through life, and his eminent proficiency in which is 
attested by Dr. Sudenham, the greatest authority of his time. 
In 1664 he accepted the post of secretary in a diplomatic mis- 
sion to the court of Brandenburg, and, returning to Oxford 
within a year, was in doubt whether to begin the practice of 
medicine as a profession, to continue in diplomatic employ- 
ment, offers of which both in Spain and Germany were made 
to him, or to enter the church, a considerable preferment in 
which was promised through the duke of Orleans, lord lieu- 
tenant of Ireland. He was engaged in studies of experimental 
philosophy, when in 1666 he became acquainted with Lord 
Ashley, afterward earl of Shaftesbury, who was then suffering 
from an abscess in the chest. Locke divined the nature of the 
disorder, which no one else had been able to discover; the life 
of the nobleman was believed to have been saved by a surgical 
operation which the philosopher advised; and the result was 
a close and permanent friendship between them. Locke ac- 
companied him to London, and in his house enjoyed the soci- 
ety of the duke of Buckingham, the earl of Northumberland, 
Lord Halifax, and others of the most distinguished characters 
of the time. Ashley united engaging manners with distin- 
guished ability, and was an admirable talker; and Locke, 
whose esteem for conversational capacity led him to assign it 
a first place in the formation of a man's mind, was probably 
attached in this instance very much by his quality. While 
residing with him, he superintended the education of his son, 
and subsequently of his grandson, the third earl of Shaftes- 
bury, the elegant philosophical writer of Queen Anne's reign. 
In 1668 he accompanied the earl and countess of Northumber- 
land on a tour in France, and after his return was employed 
by Ashley to draw up the fundamental laws of Carolina, which 
province had been granted to him and seven others. The 
scheme of government which was prepared, aristocratic and 
conformed to monarchy, yet tolerant of all religions, indicates 
the cautious and practical tendencies of his mind, since, though 
a lover of freedom, he proposed to establish it in a new coun- 
try only in so far as it had been realized in England. In 1670 
he made the first sketch of his "Essay concerning Human 
Understanding," which was finished in 1687 and published in 
1690. In a discussion with five or six friends at his chambers 
in Oxford, he suggested that the dispute and perplexity could 
only be solved by a preliminary examination of our own abili- 



ties, and of what subjects our understandings are or are not 
fitted to deal with. He set down several thoughts on the sub- 
ject previous to their next meeting, and the work thus begun 
was often resumed and often neglected during his various avo- 
cations, and was ultimately completed in retirement and leis- 
ure. While Shaftesbury was lord chancellor, Locke held the 
appointment of secretary for the presentation of beneficies, and 
afterward of secretary to the board of trade. In 1675 he went 
to France for the benefit of his health, residing at Montpellier, 
where he became acquainted with Mr. Herbert, afterward earl 
of Pembroke, to whom his "Essay" is dedicated, and in Paris, 
where his conversation was welcomed by the most eminent 
literary and scientific men. He was recalled to England when 
Shaftesbury regained power for a brief season in 1679; and 
when that nobleman charged with high treason had taken 
refuge in Holland, he followed him thither in 1683. He con- 
tinued to reside there after the death of Shaftesbury, having 
incurred the hostility of the court by his connection with him. 
At Amsterdam he kept aloof from the British exiles who were 
plotting the rebellion of Monmouth, auguring their ill success, 
and joined with Limborch, Le Clerc, and others, in the forma- 
tion of a philosophical society for the weekly discussion of im- 
portant business. Spies were set about him to suggest irri- 
tating topics, and to report his words to his ruin, but they 
were foiled by his steady silence concerning the politics of the 
day. The court therefore resolved to punish him in the only 
point where he was vulnerable, and ejected him from his stu- 
dentship in Christchurch College. Still he refused to take part 
in the schemes of invasion, and concealed himself at Utrecht, 
where he was employed in writing his letter "On Toleration." 
In the Bibliotheque universalle et historique of Le Clerc he 
published in French in 1686 a "New Method of a Common- 
place Book," in 1687 an abridgement of his "Essay on the 
Human Understanding," which was published in England in 
the same year, and in Latin at Gouda in 1689. Its liberal views 
were attacked by an Oxford theologian, and were defended by 
Locke in two additional letters. Adopting the theory of a 
compact, he maintained that the state relates only to civil inter- 
ests, has nothing to do with matters in the world to come, 
and should therefore tolerate all modes of worship not im- 
moral in their nature or involving doctrines inimical to good 
government. Conscious of no crime, he refused to accept a 
pardon which William Penn promised to obtain for him from 
James II., but returned to England after the revolution of 
1688 in the same fleet which brought the Princess of Orange, 
and obtained through Lord Mordaunt the office of commis- 
sioner of appeals. In 1690 appeared his "Essay concerning 
Human Understanding," the first work which attracted atten- 
tion in England to metaphysical speculations, except on the 
part of merely studious men, and one of the greatest contribu- 
tions in modern times to the philosophy of the human mind. 
The celebrity of the author as a friend of religious liberty, the 
attacks upon it, and the attempts made at Oxford to prevent 
the students from reading it. were among the secondary 
causes of its success. Six editions appeared within fourteen 
years, and through translations into Latin and French the 
fame of the author was made European. He published in 
1690 two "Treatises on Civil Government," written to support 
the principles of the revolution by establishing the title of 
King William upon the consent of the people as the only 
title of lawful government. In 1693 his "Thoughts Concern- 
ing Education," in which his object is to fashion a gentleman 
rather than a scholar, and therefore he lays less stress on 


learning than on virtue, breeding and practical wisdom; and 
in 1695 "The Reasonableness of Christianity," the object of 
which was to determine what points of belief were common 
to all the Christian sects, in order to facilitate a plan of the 
king for the reconciliation and union of them all. He pub- 
lished a vindication of this work against the charge of So- 
cinianism, and conducted a controversy with Stillingfieet, 
who in his work on the Trinity denounced some of the prin- 
ciples of the "Essay" as opposed to fundamental Christian 
doctrines. In 1700 he resigned his commissionership in con- 
sequence of his failing health, and, declining a pension offered 
him by the king in a personal interview, returned to the man- 
sion of his friend Sir Francis Masham at Oates, in Essex, 
where he devoted the remainder of his life to the study of the 
Scriptures. Among the fruits of his later labors were a "Dis- 
course on the Miracles," "Paraphrases, with Notes, of the 
Epistles of St. Paul," and an "Examination of Father Male- 
branche's Opinion of Seeing all Things in God," which were 
published posthumously. His excellent treatise on the "Con- 
duct of the Understanding," which may be regarded as the 
ethical application of his "Essay," being a scheme of the edu- 
cation which an adult person should give himself, also ap- 
peared after his death. He received during his last years, 
while suffering under an incurable asthma, the affectionate 
attentions of Lady Masham, a daughter of Ralph Cudworth, 
and died ultimately in his chair, from the natural decay of a 
constitution originally weak, while she was reading the Psalms 
to him. The course and circumstances of Locke's life were 
in every respect favorable to the production of such work as 
the "Essa" Concerning Human Understanding." Early im- 
bued with, zeal for liberty and with the principles of a severe 
moi"ality, 1 5 whole life was a warfare against the enemies of 
freedom ii speculation, freedom in worship, and freedom 
from ever] unnecessary political restraint. Acquainted by 
his studies both with scholastic subtleties and the physical 
sciences, he was in mature age admitted to the society of wits 
and politicians, and became a man of business and of the 
world. The "Essay" was the product of meditation continued 
through many years, was composed at intervals, and is in a 
studied colloquial and rather racy style, which, however at- 
tractive to the reader, is too figurative, ambiguous, various, 
and even contradictory, for the purposes of philosophy. The 
essential character and tendency of his system has therefore 
always been a matter of dispute between metaphysicians of 
difterenl schools, and different passages suggest very opposite 
conclusions. His object was to inquire into the origin, cer- 
tainty, and extent of human knowledge, and his method was 
purely psychological, by the patient and tentative observa- 
tion of the phenomena of consciousness. In the first book he 
confutes the Cartesian doctrine of innate principles or axioms, 
which would conflict with his whole theory of the empirical 
origin of our ideas. This theory is fully developed in the 
second book, in which he shows that our natural faculties are 
capable of forming every notion that we possess, that the 
action of these faculties takes its rise from experience, and 
that the mind may therefore be compared to a sheet of white 
paper void of all characters till the events of time inscribe 
them. Having thus stated the principle that all the materials 
of our knowledge come from experience, he explains it more 
particularly by making a distinction between sensation and re- 
flection as sources of ideas. The former is observation of the 
external world, the latter of our own mental operations. 
Though he uses the term reflection in a wavering and indefi- 





nite sense, it does not plainly appear that he ascribed to it any 
other power than that of a mere formal and logical mechan- 
ism, to act upon, to combine and compare, and to extensively 
modify the materials primarily afforded by the senses. In 
long and acute processes of reasoning he aims to bring the 
ideas of space, time, infinity, causality, personal identity, sub- 
stance, and good and evil within the limits of experience. The 
third book is a treatise on the nature, use and abuse of lan- 
guage. In the fourth book he passes from ideas to knowl- 
edge, from psychology to onthology, treating the question 
as to the adequacy of our ideas and the reality of our knowl- 
edge. He held a representative theory of perception, main- 
taining that the mind does not know things immediately, but 
by the intervention of ideas; that knowledge is real only in so 
far as there is conformity between our ideas and the reality 
of things: and that ideas may be entirely inadequate, however 
distinct they are, thus rejecting the criterion of Descartes. 
This theory contains the germ of utter skepticism, and was the 
ground on which Berkeley denied the existence of the material 
world, and Hume involved all human knowledge in doubt. 
The distinction established by Kant between the cause and the 
occasion of our conceptions, making the former to exist in the 
original constitution of the mind, and the latter in the circum- 
stances of experience, would have removed the fundamental 
error involved, perhaps without design, in the system of Locke. 
There are indications in many passages of his work that he was 
not satisfied with that tendency to sensationalism, which when 
rigidly developed bore fruits of utilitarianism in morals, ma- 
terialism in metaphysics, and skepticism in religion. A biog- 
raphy of Locke was published in 1829 by Lord King, a lineal 
descendant of his sister, and added to Bohn's "Standard 
Library" in 1858. The best complete edition of his works is 
in 10 vols. (London, 182,3). His philosophical works have 
been published by J. A. St. John (2d ed., 2 vols., London, 
1854). A new biography by H. R. Fox Bourne was announced 
in 1874. Another daughter of Elizabeth (Fisk) Bernard married 

Thomasine, and brother-in-law, John Pinchard of Bedingfield. He d. s. p. 1607; 

res. Twitshall, St. Mary, England. 

59. JOHN FISKE (Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. in Laxfield, Eng., 
-; m. Thomasine Pinchard. His will is dated Oct. i, i6o7, mentions his wife, 

Thomasine, and brother-in-law, John Pinchard of Bedingfield. He d. s. p. 1607; 
res. Twitshall, St. Mary, England. 

60. GEORGE FISKE (Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Laxfield, Eng., 
m. Anne . His will is dated Jan. 6, 1591, and proved Apr. 7, 1593. 

His widow was living in 1613. He d. March, 1593; res. Westhall. Eng. 

87. i. GEORGE, b. in England; m. Margerv Simonds. 

88. ii. THOMAS, b. in England. He was of Westhall; made his will 

Apr. IS, 1613, which was proved Aug. 28, 1613. Mentions his 
mother Anne Fiske, brother George, sister Margaret Whit- 
tingham, brother Jeffery and his four cliildren Gelyon, Eliza- 
beth, Anne and Milicent. Appoints his brother George and 
Thomas Fiske of Wi^sthall executors. 

89. iii. MARGARET, b. in England; m. Jeffrey Whittingham. Ch.: 

Gelyon. Elizabeth, Anne, and Milicent. 
Sgyo.iv. JEFFREY, b. England. 

6t. NICHOLAS FISKE (Simon, Simon. William, Symond), b. Laxfield, 

Eng., ; m. Joan Crispe, dau. of William of Laxfield. His will is dated Aug. 

20, 1569; proved Sept. 28, 1569. Witnessed by John Fiske. Fox in his "Book of 
Martyrs" in relating the account of the burning of John Noyes refers to Nicholas 
Fiske as Noyes' brother-in-law. He d. Sept., 1569; res. Dennington, Eng. 

90. i. WILLIAM, b. in England; m. Helen . 


91. ii. AMOS, b. in England; m. Mary . 

92. iii. RACHEL, b. in England. 

93. iv. ESTHER, b. in England. 

94. V. MARY, b. in England. 

63. JEREMY FISKE (Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. in England, 
■ m. . She d. Nov. 15, 1624. He resided in Laxfield. His 

will is dated Aug. 22, 1630, and was proved Sept. 16, 1630. Made bequests to his 
son-in-law Peter Cook and his son John, of a house and land in Tittleshall, County 
Norfolk. He d. Sept., 1630; res. Laxfield, Eng. 

95. i. ALICE, bap. Dec. 22, 1588; d. Apr. 7, 1593. 

96. ii. ANNE, bap. Mar. 12, 1591; m. Peter Cook. They had a son 


64. WILLIAM FISKE (Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Laxfield, 
Eng., ; m. . She d. before 1575. He resided in South Elm- 
ham and fled for religion's sake in the time of Queen Mary. His will is dated 
Oct. 10, 1575, and proved Jan. 30, 1578. Witnessed by Robert and Jeffrey Fiske 
and William Ryarde; res. St. Michaels, South Elmham, Eng. 

97. i. GELYON, b. in England; m. Aldus. 

98. ii. MARGARET, b. in England; m. Bancroft. 

99. iii. AGNES, b. in England; m. Borough. 

100. iv. MARY, b. in England; unm., 1575. 

loi. V. JOSEPH, b. in England. 

65. RICHARD FISKE (Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Stadhaugh, 
Suffolk County, Eng., about 1510; m. Agnes Crispe, dau. of Edmund. According 
to Cotton Mather he lived in the reign of Queen Mary and endured grievous per- 
secution. There were several branches of Fiskes in the southern parts of the 
County of Suffolk, England, all springing from a Richard Fiske, who lived at 
Broad Gates, in Laxfield, a rural village north of Framlingham, where the inhab- 
itants were so zealous for the reformation that one of them, John Noyes, was 
most barbarously put to death in the reign of Queen Mary. Fox. in his account 
of the burning of Noyes, speaks of Nicholas Fiske, who was one of the sons of 
Richard. Two other of his sons, Robert and William, fled in the time of that ter- 
rible persecution. It does not appear that Nicholas had any issue. William 
who had fled was the subject of a parricide, for which his son, Joseph Fiske, 
suffered the penalty of death at Bury St. Edmunds. Of this branch of the family 
nothing more need be said, or of the descendants of other sons of Richard, than 
Robert, from whom sprang all of the name who were in the early emigration. 
He resided in Laxfield and made his will Sept. 7, 1572, which was proved Nov. 5, 
1572. His wife was Agnes, son Elias, daus. Mary, Margaret, Anne, Elizabeth 
and father-in-law Edmund Crispe. Appoints his brother Robert Fiske supervisor. 
Witnessed by John, Jeffrey and Nathaniel Fiske. He d. in 1572; res. Laxfield, 
Suffolk County, Eng. 

ELIAS, b. in England; m. Alice . 

MARY, b. in England. 
MARGARET, b. in England. 
ANNE, b. in England. 
ELIZABETH, b. in England. 

74. PROF. NICHOLAS FISKE (Mathew, William, Thomas, William, Sy- 
mond), b. Stadhaugh, Eng., ; m. Judith Reade, dau. of William Reade, of 

Colchester, Parson of Trinity Church and of St. Martin's Lane. He was born on 
the old place in Stadhaugh, Parish of Laxfield, Suffolk County, Eng. He 
received an excellent education, studied medicine, and practiced until his death. 
On Nov. 9, 1633, he was granted the right to use the Fiske Coat of Arms by the 

Herald's College. At that time he was professor of physics. He d. ; res. 

Stadhaugh, in Laxfield, Middlesex, Eng. 

107. i. JOHN, b. in England; m. Heigham. 

MATHEW, b. in England; d. s. p. 

MARY, b. in England; m. John Stanard. 

ELIZABETH, b. in England. 

CATHERINE, b. in England. 



















75. JOHN FISKE (Mathew, William, Thomas, William, Symond), b. in 

Laxfield, Eng., ; m.. May 5, 1600, Elizabeth Button. He was a weaver by 

trade. His will is dated Dec. 24, 1639, and was proved July 4, 1640. He 
bequeathed to his wife Elizabeth a house in the hamlet of Chepenlake in Fressing- 
field, which he had of his uncle John Fiske of Cratfield. The will also mentions 
brother-m-law Richard Spalding and John Tillott. He d. in 1640; res. Laxfield 
and Mendham, Eng. 

112. i. JOHN, bap. Jan. 8, 1603, He d. Nov. 7, 1628. He resided in 
Stadhaugh, in Laxfield. His will is dated Feb. 22, 1628; was 
proved Dec. 4, 1628. IMentions his uncle Matthew and his son 
Nicholas, John son of John son of said Matthew, brother 
William and his son John, nephew Samuel Cook, brother-in- 
iaw Erasmus Cook, clerk, dec'd. 
113- ii. WILLIAM, bap. Feb. 23, 160=;; m. . 

114. iii. ELIZABETH, bap. Feb. 26. "1608; m. Erasmus Cook. He was 

a clerk; d. before 1628, leaving son Samuel. 

115. iv. MATTHEW, bap. Mar. 12, 1614. 

7C\ WILLIAM FISKE (John, William, Thomas, William, Symond), b 

Stadhaugh, Eng., ; m. Arone Hart, dau. of William. He d. ; res. 

Hardirgs, in Norton, County Suffolk, Eng. 

116. i. JOHN, b. in England; m. AHce Hart. 

117. ii. THOMAS, b. in England. 

118. iii. SAMUEL, b. in England; m. . 

78. HENRY FISKE (William, Henry, Thomas, William, Symond), b. in 

England ; m. Margaret Gibson. He resided in Cratfield. His will is dated 

Mar. 6, 1627, and was proved Nov. 22, 1628. His wife was Margaret, father Will- 
iam Fiske dec'd, sons William, John and Henry, dau. Margaret wife of John Bar- 
rett, dau. Mary, kinsman Wolfram and Christopher Smith, brother Henry Gibson. 
He d. in 1628; res. Cratfield, Eng. 

119. i. WILLIAM, b. in England. 

120. ii. JOHN, b. in England. 

121. iii. HENRY, b. in England. 

122. iv. MARGARET, b. in England; m. John Barrett. 

123. v. MARY, b. in England. 

81. WILLIAM FISKE (William, Henry, Thomas, William, Symond), b. 

m England ; m. Mrs. Elizabeth . In his will he is referred to as 

William Fiske, the elder, of Cratfield, Gentleman. The instrument is dated Nov. 
S,_ 1636, and was proved May 29, 1640. His wife was Elizabeth, son William, 
wife's dau. Frances Meene, nephew William Sandcroft. Appoints his son William 
executor and his nephew Francis Sandcroft supervisor. He d. 1640; res. Cratfield 

124. i. WILLIAM, b. in England; res. Cratfield. 

82. WILLIAM FISKE (Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Lax- 
field, Eng., 1566; m. Anna Anstye, dau. of Walter, of Tibbenham, Long Row, 

m Norfolk. She d., and he m. 2d, Alice . William is described as of St. 

James m South Elmham, and it is said of him that he fled with his father for 
religion's sake. His wife was Anne, dau. of Walter Anstye, of Tibbenham., Long 
Row in Norfolk. They had John, Nathaniel and Eleazer, Eunice, Hannah and 
Esther. Eunice died unmarried. Esther married John Challie, or Chalke, of 
Road Hall, and Hannah, William Candler, and was the mother of the genealogist, 
the compiler of the Candler manuscript in the British Museum. Of the sons, 
Eleazer settled at Norwich and had female issue only. Nathaniel was of Way- 
bred, and had children who appear to have remained in England; but of the chil- 
dren of John all that lived to grow up, four in number, transferred those to the 
new country. An old record says: "William fyske has livery of the manor and 
advowson of Hekingham, in County Norfolk, lately belonging to Robert Fyske, 
his father." His will is dated Nov. 25, 1616, and was proved May 17, 1623. He 
was of Ditchingham, County Norfolk. The instrument mentions now wife Alice, 
To the poor of Ditchingham and Bungay. To his eldest son John, lands in St. 
James, South Elmham; grandchildren Matthias, John and Mary Candler; grand- 
children John, Anne, Martha, Nathaniel and Eleazer Fiske, all under twenty-one; 


dau. Anne Candler. To son John lands in Metfield, he paying to his brothers 
Nathaniel and Eleazer and sister Hester six score pounds. Appoints his son 
John executor. He d. in 1623; res. St. James, South Elmham, and Ditchingham, 
Norfolk, Eng. . t 

^125 i. JOHN, b. South Elmham, Eng.; m. Anne Lantersee. 
126! ii. NATHANIEL, b. South Elmham, Eng.; m. Mrs. Alice (Hend) 

127. iii. ELEAZER, b. South Elmham, Eng.; m. and settled in Nor- 

wich; had female issue only. 

128. iv. EUNICE, b. South Elmham, Eng.; d. unm. 

129. V. HANNAH, b. South Elmham, Eng.; m. May 4, 1603, William 

Candler. He was school master at Tofiford. Their son, Rev. 
M.ithias Candler, was the author of the celebrated Candler 
manuscript on file in the British Museum. Other children 
were John and Mary Candler. 

130. vi. HESTER, b. South Elmham, Eng.; m. John Chalke, of Red- 

nail, Eng. 

131. vii. MARY, b. South Elmham, Eng.; m. Anthony Fisher, proprietor 

of Wignotte, County Suffolk, Eng. He d. Apr. 11, 1640, a son 
Anthony^ Jr., bap. at Syleham, Eng., Apr. 23, 1591; m. in 
England, Mary . He d. in America in Dedham or Dor- 
chester Apr. 18, 1671. His son Anthony, Jr., b. at Syleham, 
Eng., m. in Dorchester, Mass., Sept. 7, 1647, Joanna Faxon. 
He d. in Dorchester, Feb. 13, 1670. She was b. in England 
in 1626, and d. Oct. 16, 1694. His son Eleazer, b. Sept. 18, 
1669, m. Oct. 13, 1698, Mary Avery, b. Aug. 21, 1674, d. Mar. 
25, 1749. He d. Feb. 6, 1722. His son Benjamin, b. May, 
1721, at Dedham, Mass., m. Aug. 11, 1742, Sarah Everett, b. 
June 7, 1718, d. Aug. 2, 1795. He d. Jan. 18, I777. His son 
Aaron, b. Jan. 16, 1758, m. Betty Moore, of Bolton. He was 
sergt. in Rev. army, and d. Oct. 10, 1843. His son Aaron, b. 
Aug. 30, 1783, m. Hepzibah Walker, d. 1858. His son Rev. 
Otis, b. June 16, 1808, m. Oct. 13, 1844, Harriet Newell Day, 
b. Mar. 31, 1816, d. Aug. i, 1890. He d. Sept. 17, 1880. His 
son Albert Judson, b. Feb. 27, 1851, m. July 12, 1893, Ada 
Ashard; res. Chicago, 111., with Capt. S. E. Gross, Masonic 
Temple. Two others of the early settlers from Suffolk County, 
England, were related to the Fiskes. These were Joshua and 
Anthony Fisher, who took their freedom, Joshua in 1640 and 
Anthony, Jr., in 1646. They were brothers, sons of Anthony 
Fisher, of Syleham, by his wife Mary, who was another dau. 
_0l_William_and__Anoe Fisk^, of South Elmham; but this is 
another insfafrce in which we have to regret that Candler in 
his manuscript did not draw his pedigrees with more precision. 
Candler does not give us any further information respecting 
them, but we may form some idea of the class of society from 
which they sprang from the notice which he takes of two of 
their brothers who appear to have remained in England: Cor- 
nelius, who was M. A. and taught the school at East Bergholt, 
and Amos wh6 farmed an estate called Custridge Hall in the 
Parish of Wesley, which is in the hundred of Tendring between 
Colchester and the sea. Cornelius left no issue, and his widow 
remained with George Smith who was one of the ministers at 
Dedham, a famous city of Puritan piety. Amos married Anne 
Morice, the relict of Daniel Locke, and had several children, 
settled in those parts of Essex, of whom it is not known that 
any of them followed in the steps of their two uncles. 
83 JEFFREY FISKE (Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. at 

Laxfie'ld, Eng., ; m. Sarah Cooke. Jeffrey was another son of Robert 

Fiske and Sibil his wife. The account of his family is not so clearly given in the 
Candler manuscript in the British museum as to remove all doubt respecting the 
true descent as Mr. Candler understood it; but it appears that Jeffrey had a sop 
David Fiske (see will of his uncle Eleazer) of this branch of the family, who emi- 


grated, whose wife was Sarah Smith, a dau. of Edmund Smith, of Mentham. He 
took his freedom in 1638, and possibly again in 1647. ("David, 1647, was no doubt 
son of the freemen of 1638-39.") He d. 1628. His will is dated Oct., 1628; proved 
Nov. 25, 1628; res. Metfield, Eng. 

132. i. ELEAZER, b. in England. 

133. ii. DAU., b. in England; m. John Sawyer. 

^ 134. iii. DAVID, b. in England; m. Sarah Smith. 

84. THOMAS FISKE (Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Lax- 
field, Eng., ; m. Margery . His will is dated Feb. 20, 1610, proved 

Feb. 28. 1610. His son Thomas was executor. He d. Feb., 1610; res. Fressing- 
field, Eng. 

135. i. THOMAS, b. in England, of Medfield. 

136. ii. JAMES, b. in England. 

137. iii. PHINEHAS, b. in 1610; m. Sarah and Elizabeth Easter- 


138. iv. ELIZABETH, b. in England. 

139. V. MARY, b. in England. 

87. GEORGE FISKE (George, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. in 

England ; m. Margery Simonds. He resided in Westhall and his will was 

dated March 28, 1622, proved May 25, 1622. His wife was Margery, daus. Alice 
and Margery, dau. Anne, wife of Robert Porter. Brother-in-law Hugh Simonds. 
He d. 1622; res. Westhall, Eng. 

140. i. ALICE, b. in England. 

141. ii. MARGERY, b. in England. 

142. iii. ANNE, b. in England; m. Robert Porter. 

90. WILLIAM FISKE (Nicholas, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. in 

England ; m. Helen . He made his will Aug. 13, 1580, proved 

Nov. 22, 1580. His wife was Helen, son Nicholas, not 21, daus. Anne, Rachel 
and Elizabeth. Late father was Nicholas Fiske, brother Amos Fiske. He d. 
1580; res. Dennington, Eng. 

143. i. NICHOLAS, b. in England; m. Rebecca . 

144. ii. ANNE, b. in England. 

145. iii. RACHEL, b. in England. 

146. iv. ELIZABETH, b. in England. 

91. AMOS FISKE (Nicholas, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Den- 
nington, Eng. ; ni. there Mary . He resided in Dennington. His 

will is dated May 28, 1612, and proved June 17, 1612. He d. 1612; res. Denning- 
ton, Eng. 

147. i. AMOS, b. in England. 

148. ii. WILLIAM, b. in England. 

149. iii. JOAN, b. in England. 

102. ELIAS FISKE (Richard, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. in 

Laxfield, Eng., ; m. Alice . He was of Laxfield a yeoman. His 

will was dated May 2, 1601. Mentions his wife Alice, son Henry, not 24, daus. 
Sarah, Mary and Margaret, and refers to late father, Richard Fiske. He d. Sept. 
2, 1601; res. Laxfield, Eng. 

150. i. SARAH, bap. May 25, 1589. 

151. ii. HENRY, bap. May 24, 1590. 

152. iii. MARY, bap. April 16, 1593. 

153. iv. MARGARET, bap. Nov.' 15, 1596. 

107. JOHN FISKE (Nicholas, Mathew. William, Thomas, William, Sy- 
mond), b. Stadhaugh, Eng., ; m. Heigham; res. , Eng. 

154. i. JOHN, b. in England. 

■ 155. ii. WILLIAM, b. in England. 
156. iii. JUDITH, b. in England. 

113. WILLIAM FISKE (John, Mathew, William, Thomas, William, Sy- 
mond), bap. Feb. 23, 1605, in Laxfield, Eng.; m. . "Wills & Invento- 
ries from the Registers of the Commissary, of Bury St. Edmunds, and the Arch 
Deacon of Sudbury." N. E. His. Gen. Society, Pub. England 1850, p. 207, &c.,&c.: 




William Fiske, of Packenham, gent., 1648. Will date 20th March, 1648. First to 
eldest son, John, large amount of Real & P. estate in Framlingham. Item to my 
son Thomas. Item to I^Iartha Bright, my eldest daughter (naming son-in-law 
Henry Bright). Item to Mary Fiske, and Margaret Meadows, my two youngest 
daughters. Proved Jan. 7-9, 1649. i doz. bread Weekly. '"Whereas, in anno 1630 I 
beganne a gift of a dozen of bread weekley to be given to the poore of the town of 
Norton in Suff., my mynd and desire is that the same gift may continue to the 
world's end," and provides a fund for that purpose. He d. 1648; res. Packenham, 

157. i. JOHN, bap. ; res. Framlingham. 

158. ii. THOMAS, b. . 

159. iii. MARTHA, b. ; m. June 28, 1626, Henry Bright. He 

was bap. at Bury St. Edmunds, Eng., Oct. 14, 1593. They had 
one dau. Katherine. Henry Bright was son of Robert and on 
his death he made his son Henry his ' 
principal heir, giving him the Pack- 
enham and Thurston estates. Henry 
was also executor of his father's will. 
This engraving represents the 
estate as it was when occupied by 
Henry and Martha (Fiske) Bright. 
In Thurston church there are monu- 
mental slabs with arms and inscrip- 
tions beautifully sculptured to the 
memory of the Brights. 

The children of Henry and Mar- 
tha (Fiske) Bright, of Netherhall, 
were Robert Bright, of Ipswich, gro- 
cer. His will dated May 29, 1668, 
and proved on July 3, 1668, 
gives to his brother-in-law, Francis 
Woodward, £50; to his bro.John Bright, £250; to his sis. Martha 
Bright, £50; to his bro., 

William Bright, £3, to ,,^_«fe..v.^:, 

buy him a gold ring; 
to his co-partner, Wm. 
Sayer, £50; to his 
mother, Mrs. Martha 
Bright, £10; to the poor 
of the Parish of St. 
Lawrence, 40s. ; to the 
poor of the Parish of 
Pakenham, 40s. ; to 
Mrs. Elizabeth Sa- 
yer, his partner's moth- 
er, £3, to buy a gold 
ring; to his bro., Henry Bright, £100; to his bro., 
Thomas Bright, £100. Appoints his bros. Henry and Thomas 
executors. This latter, Thomas, was quite wealthy and d. 
in June, 1698. 

160. iv. MARY. b. . 

161. V. MARGARET, b. ; m. Meadows. 

116. JOHN FISKE (William, John, William, Thomas, William, Symond), 
b. in England, ; m. Alice Hart, dau. of William, of Beeston, County Nor- 
folk, Eng.; res. , Eng. 

118. SAMUEL FISKE (William, John, William, Thomas, William, Sy- 
mond), b. in England; m. ; res. England. 

162. i. ELIZABETH, b. in England. On the death of Mrs. Elizabeth 

Fiske, of Sandcroft, widow of Eleazar, of Metfield, she gave 
Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel, ten shillings. 
125. JOHN FISKE (William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), 
Td. St. James, Eng.. •,; m. Anne Lantersee, dau. of Robert Lantersee; d. on 



board ship in 1637, bound for New England. John Fiske, the father, died in 
1633. His wife was Anne, daughter of Robert Lantersee. These are the four 
persons of one family, two brothers and two sisters, all married, and who Mather 
speaks of in the Magnalia, part 3, page 141, and what had not been related, 
corresponds with what he says of this family being descended of prosecuted an- 
cestors. The two brothers were. John and William. He d. in 1633; res. St. 
James, So. Elmham, Eng. 

163. i. JOHN, b. in So. Elmham, 1601; m. Ann Gipps and Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Henchman. 
-164. ii. WILLIAM, b. in England; m. Bridgett Muskett. 

165. iii. ANNE, b. in England; m. Francis Chickering. The same, who 

came to America in 1637 and who was made freeman May 13, 
1640. Who this Francis Chickering was I know not, further 
than is to be found in the Candler manuscript in the British 
Museum, which gives no description of him; but in Savage's 
Winthrop, note to Vol. i, page 84, the Rev. Mr. Chickering, 
mmister of Woburn, is mentioned, who might be supposed to 
be a relative. Candler, in his manuscript, speaks of another 
Chickering, whose Christian name was unknown, to whom he 
married the widow of a first cousin of Candler's father, Ben- 
jamin Smith, farmer of Northall, in Wrentham. (Our Henry 
Chickering, of Dedham, was probably a brother of Francis.) 
This Mr. Chickering, he further says, went to New England 
after the death of his wife. Benjamin Smith was brother to 
Sarah, wife of David Fiske, emigrant. They res. in Dedham. 
He belonged to an artillery company in 1643 and later was 
Ensign. He was representative in 1644 and 1653. Their ch. 
were: Ann and Mary, b. in England; Elizabeth, 
b. Aug. 26, 1638, d. young; Bertha, b. Dec. 23, 1640; 
Esther, b. Nov. 4, 1643; John, b. April 19, 1646, d. young; 
Mercy, b. April 10, 1648. 

Anne, the wife, died before 1650, for he then married, June 
16. 1650, Mrs. Sarah Libby. 

166. iv. MARTHA, b. in England; m. in England Capt. Edmund Thomp- 

son, a son of John Thompson, of Holkham, in Norfolk, by 
Anne, his wife, dau. of John Hastings of that place. They had 
four ch. born in New England: Martha, Edmund, Thomas, 
bap. Feb. 12, 1643; and Hannah, bap. July 4, 1647. They re- 
turned to England and resided ?t Yarmouth, where they had 
three ch. born to them: John, Esther and John, who all d. in 
infancy. Candler informs us that Captain Thompson, who was 
a sea captain, served the States of Holland after the death of 
King Charles the First. He first resided in Salem, Mass., in 
1637. Dec. 29, 1639, he was admitted to the church. . 

167. v. NATHAN, b. in England; d. in infancy. 

168. vi. ELEAZER, b. So. Elmham, Eng. He was mentioned in his 

grandfather's will. 

126. NATHANIEL FISKE (William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, 

Symond), b. in England ; m. Mps. Alice (Henel) Leman. He is named in 

the wills of his father. Uncle Eleazer and Cousin Eleazer; res. Weybred, Eng. 

169. i. NATHANIEL, b. in Weybred, Eng.; m. Dorothy Symonds. 

170. ii. SARAH, b. in Weybred, Eng.; m. Robert Rogers. 

134. DAVID FISKE (Jeffrey, Robert, Simon, Simon, William. Symond), 
He was ofWatertown, was admitted a freeman of the colony in Mar., 1637-8. He had 
come to America, probably the preceding year, as he was not a proprietor until 
Feb., 1637. Before 1644 he was a grrmtee of one lot and a purchaser of six other 
lots. His homestall of twenty-two acres was granted to John Kingsbury, of whom 
he had purchased it just prior to his removal to Dedham. This latter property 
was bounded on the north by the Cambridge line and the property of J. Coolidge; 
south by the highway (Pond Road) ; west by land of J. Coolidge, and east by that 
of B. Bullard. The total amount of his real estate was 227 acres. He was a man 
of standing in the community and early held office. In 1639 he was elected a 


member of the Board of Selectmen, and again in 1642. Was a juror in 1652-4-5-7. 
His will is dated Sept. 10, 1660, and was proved in January following. The in- 
strument does not mention the name of his wife, but one daughter. Fitch, and one 
son, David, who was sole executor and residuary legatee, giving him his "houses, 
lands, cattle and chattels." Signed the mark of David Fiske and seal. (So signed 
probably on account of age and infirmity.) Inventory Jan. 10, 1661, £78-9-1. 
Aug. 6, 1673, the son sold his homestall and two other lots of his land in Water- 
town to John Coolidge. His wife was Sarah Smith, dau. of Edmund Smith, of 
Wrentham, Co. Suffolk, Eng. 

Middlesex, Probate Records, ''Wills & Inventories," P. 7, Vol. 2. David 
Fiske, of Watertown. Will date Sept. 10, 1660. I, David Fiske, of Watertown, 
in the County of Middlesex, in New Engl.: being sicke in bodj^ but of perfect 
memorj," &c. * * =i- ••& having given a writing under my hand to my sonne 
in law Fitch, of some L tices (articles) that he is to have after my decease, as my 
best bed & a bolster & 2 coverlets & a pot & a kettle, and these ytices being 
taken out, I do dispose of the rest of my goods as followeth: I give & bequeath 
to my grand-children to be divided amongst them, all my wealth by equall and 
portions. It. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Fitch five pounds, to be 
paid her within a year after my decease. And all the rest of my estate that is not 
in this my will disposed off, as Houses, lands, cattle, chattels, I do give & bequeath 
to my Sonne David Fiske, & do make him my sole exectutor, he to pay all my 
debts, &c., &c. THE MARKE OF DAVID FISKE. X 

Witness Jn. Coolidge: Thomas Hastings. 

Appr. 22:11:1661. 

He d. in 1660; res. Watertown, Mass. 

171. i. MARTHA, b. in England; m. Thomas Fitch, of Watertown. 

He was a cordwainer and resided in Boston. Was one of the 
merchants and traders of that city who petitioned for a bank- 
rupt law in June, 1701. He was a freeman in 1666. He d. 
in 1678. Ch.: (i) Martha, b. Nov. 9, 1656; (2) Mary, b. Feb. 
i7> 1659; (3) Sarah, b. June 14, 1661; (4) Elizabeth, b. Aug. 2 
(bap. in the First ch. Sept. 4, 1664. The father was then of 
Watertown) ; (5) Thomas, b. Feb. 5, 1669. ., — t^*^. ^ 

172. ii. DAVID, b. in England 1624; m. Lydia^Cooper and Seaborn Wil- 


137. CAPT. PHINEHAS FISKE (Thomas, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, 

Symond), b. England, in Laxfield; m. there m 1638 Sarah ; d. Sept. 10, 1659; 

m. 2d in Wenham, June 4, 1660, Elizabeth Easterick. Phineas Fiske, a freeman 
in Wenham, 1642, one of the first settlers, and until his death a leading citizen of 
that town, was the youngest son of Thomas Fiske. of England, and a grandson 
of Robert and Sybil (Gould) Fiske, of Laxfield, County of Suffolk. He was a 
captain of the militia in Wenham, and constable in 1644; Representative to the 
General Court in 1653; appointed "Commissioner to end small causes" — probably 
a Justice — in 1654; and his estate was settled upon his decease in 1673. Phineas 
Fiske (sometimes spelled Phinehas) was twice married. His first wife, Sarab, 
and mother of his children, died in 1659; and in 1660 he married Elizabeth Easter- 
ick. His will — the first of the Fiskes found on the I'ecords — was made in 
March and proved in June of 1673, in which mention is made of sons James, 
John and Thomas Fiske, but not of wife (perhaps deceased) or daughters. 
Among his legatees were "nephews Samuel, who was to have his great Bible, 
and Mark Fiske." All of the foregoing were evidently born in England some 
years before emigration, for son James was freeman same year with his father 
(1642), and Thomas, the youngest, according to a certain deposition, was at tint 
time about twelve j^ears old. The family most probably came out in company 
with their relatives, Rev. John and William Fiske, as their names appear simul- 
taneously (in 1641) on the records of Salem Church. 

Wenham, Massachusetts, where he resided, was the last of the seven towns 
in Essex County that was set off from Salem, and is situated about twenty-two 
miles northeast of Boston. The general surface of the country is level, the soil 
fruitful, well watered and productive. In olden times the village of Wenham 
was recorded as remarkable for its quiet arcadian beauty, and its principal lake 
has obtained celebrity for the purity of its waters. The town was incorporated 



in 1643. Its settlers and principal inhabitants, like 'hose of the most of the older 
towns, were Puritans, taken from the great middle class of Englishmen who have 
always been the backbone of the nation. Intelligent, religious, hardy and in- 
dustrious, they were undoubtedly the best as to character of any emigrants ever 
brought to this country. Their influence in shaping the destiny of the nation is 
apparent in the high rank JNIassachusetts has always taken among her sister 
states. From the Wenham town records it is learned that "Phineas Fisk was 
the first constable, and he, with Charles Gott and John Fisk, constituted the first 
board of selectmen; Wm. Fisk was town clerk." Capt. Phinehas was repre- 
sentative to the general court in 1653. His will was proved June 26, 1673. One 
witness was Samuel Fisk. Legatees son James to have one-half the house and 
land, sons John and Thomas to have the remainder, nephew Samuel to have his 
great Bible, and Mark Fisk some articles of bedding (above from Salem court 
records). He d. June 7, 1673; res. England, Salem and Wenham, Mass. 

., ' "^yZ- i- JAMES, b. in England; m. Anna and Hannah Pike. 

174. ii. JOHN, b. in England: m. Remember . 

"^ 175. iii. THOMAS, b. in England, 1632; m. Peggy . 

143. NICHOLAS FISKE (William, Nicholas, Simon, Simon, William, Sy- 

niond), b. in Laxfield, Eng., ; m. Rebecca ; d. at Laxfield, Jan. 16, 

1623-4. He d. ; res. Laxfield, Eng. 

176. i. ANNE, bap. July i, 1579. 

177. ii. MARY, bap. Nov. 12, 1581. 

178. iii. REBECCA, bap. July 26, 1584. 

179. iv. JOHN, bap. at Laxfield, Eng.; m. Mary Bade. 

163. REV. JOHN FISKE (John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, 
Symond), b. St. James Parish, South Elmham, Suffolk County, Eng., 1601; m. 
1629, Ann Gipps, of Frinshall, in Norfolk, England; d. in Chelmsford Feb. 14, 
1672; m. 2d, Aug. I, 1672, Mrs. Elizabeth Henchman, widow of Edmund. 

The earliest of the Wenham town records extant is a grant of twenty acres 
of land to the town, one-half of it by Mr. Smith, on one side of the meeting house, 
and the other half by Mr. John Fisk, on the other side of it. This grant, which was 
made March 2, 1642, appears to have been divided into two-acre lots, which were 
given to actual settleii on condition of building upon them dwellings for them- 
selves and their families. But in case that any such should wish to remove from 
the village they were required to oft'er their places for sale first to "the Plantation." 
The object of this arrangement was to encourage actual settlers, and also to form 
a village about the middle of the town. From these votes it appears that a meet- 
ing house, at least a temporary one, had already been built. It is supposed to have 
stood on or near the spot occupied by that built in 1664, viz., upon the eminence 
near the house at one time belonging to Mr. Henry Tarr. 

There cannot be a doubt that John is the "Mr. John Fiske" who was made a 
freeman at a court held in March, 1637-8 (Savage's Winthrop, Vol. 2, p. 367). 
Mather says that he was "the elder brother," and that he died Jan. 14, 1676. 
His wife was Ann Gipps, of Frinshall, in Norfolk. They had a child, who was 
born at Frinshall, but died in infancy. A son, Nathaniel, died an infant. Three 
other children, John, Sarah and Closes, were born in New England, and here 
Candler's account in his manuscript in the British Museum of this branch of 
family ends. 

Rev. John Fiske (by Cotton Mather). Among the writers of the Gospel with 
which the primitive church was blessed was "Luke, the beloved Physician," of 
whom Jerom elegantly says that as the Apostles from fishers of fish became 
fishers of men; so from a physician of bodies Luke was made a physician of souls; 
and as his book is read in the church his medicine will not cease. So among the 
first preachers who rendered the primitive times of New England happy, there 
was one who might likewise be called a "beloved physician," one to whom there 
might also be given the eulogy which the ancients think was given to Luke, a 
brother whose praise was the gospel throughout all the churches. This was Mr. 
John Fiske. Mr. Fiske was born in the Parish of St. James, in the County of 
Suffolk, England, about the year 1601, of pious parents. His grandparents and 
great-grandparents were eminently zealous in the true religion. In the reign of 
Queen Mary, of six brothers of this name, three were Papists and three were 
Protestants. Tw'o of the latter were grievously persecuted. The one from whom 


John, the subject of this memoir, descended, was, to avoid burning, hid many 
months in a wood pile and afterward half a year in a cellar, where he wrought by 
candle light at manufactures and remained undiscovered. But his many hardships 
brought on excessive bleeding, which shortened his days and added to "the cry 
of the souls under the altar." John was the eldest of four children, who all came 
with him to New England and left posterity with whom God established His Holy 
Covenant. His parents having devoted him to the Lord Jesus Christ, sent him 
first to a grammar school at a distance of two miles from their abode. Being 
there fitted for the university, he was sent to Immanuel College, Cambridge, 
where he resided until he took his first degree. Having spent some considerable 
time in preparatory studies he entered upon the work to which he had been de- 
voted and which was his favorite object, the preaching of the Gospel. In this 
pursuit he would have continued had not Satan hindered him. The conformity 
act was odious to him. Its friends and supporters "breathed out slanders and the 
silencers pressed so hard upon him for his non-conformity, that upon the advice 
of his friends he relinquished the ministry and turned his attention to the study of 
physics. After a thorough examination he obtained license for public practice. 
At the age of 28 years he married a virtuous and amiable woman, who did him 
good and not evil all her days. She was the sharer and soother of all his tribula- 
tions until about three years before his death, when she left him to go to be with 
Christ. In 1633 his father died and left him in charge of his mother, two sisters 
and yoimger brother. This event dissolved the strongest ties that bound him to 
his native soil and removed every obstruction that seemed to be in the way to the 
engagement of his favorite pursuit. He resolved on going to New England, where 
he saw an opportunity for the quiet exercise of his ministry. He went on board a 
ship in disguise to avoid the fury of his persecutors. After they had passed the 
land's end, he entertained the passengers with two sermons a day, besides other 
agreeable discourses and devotional exercises, which filled the voyage with so much 
religion that one of the passengers being examined about his trying to divert 
himself with a hook and line on the Lord's daj'', protested that he did not know 
when the Lord's day was; he thought every day was a Sabbath day, for they did 
nothing but pray and preach all the week long. Mr. Fiske arrived in New Eng- 
land in the year 1637. His aged mother died quickly after he came on board, and 
his only infant quickly after he came on shore. He came well stocked with ser- 
vants and all sorts of tools for husbandry and carpentry, and with provisions to 
support his family in a wilderness three years; out of which he charitably let a con- 
siderable quantity to the country, which he then found in the distresses of a war 
with the Pequot Indians. 

The most prominent name among the first settlers of the town of Wenham 
was that of Fisk. Rev. John Fisk, who came from the County of Suffolk, in 
England, was the first minister of the place. As the parish of Wenham, in Eng- 
land, lies in the same county, it is not unlikely that the name of the town was 
taken from the original residence of this family. Rev. Mr. Fisk, after a residence 
of twelve years in Wenham, removed to Chelmsford, where he died. Besides 
him, three others of the name of Fisk were among the original settlers, and did 
not leave with the colony that removed to Chelmsford. They appear to have 
been men of property, and acted an important part in the infant settlement. Capt. 
Phineas and John Fisk were two of the first board of selectmen, and Hon. Wm. 
Fisk was the first town clerk. From the frequency with which the name occurs 
in the early records of baptisms, the descendants of the family appear to have 
been numerous, and for an hundred years or more they acted a prominent part 
in town affairs. Three of them, at different periods, held the oiilice of deacon of 
the cluirch. Out of thirty-five times that the town sent a deputy to the General 
Court, before 1720, it was represented twenty times by some one of this name. 
The first schoolmaster and the first commander of the militia, appointed in Wen- 
ham, was Capt. Thomas Fisk, who, for a period of twenty or thirty years, appears 
to have been the most important man in the town. As early as 1655 he was ap- 
pointed town clerk, and two-pence granted to him for every order he should 
record. The first book of the town records is mostly in his hand-writing, which 
is not quite as legible as that of the best writing masters. He was a prominent 
actor in the series of measures which resulted in the division of the common 
lands. There continued to be several of the name in the place until the latter 
part of the last century, when it was reduced to a single family. Several farms 


have been at different times in possession of the family. The place, however, 
where they lived longest, and which is the most identified with their name, was 
on a lane leading from the Ober place (so-called) towards Wenham causeway. 
An old cellar alone remanis to mark the spot, where generations lived, labored, 
and passed away. 

The next year, Mr. John Fisk, who had taught the first grammar school 
established in Salem, and while thus engaged had occasionally assisted Mr. Peters 
in his ministerial labors, removed to Wenham, and through his efforts a church 
was regularly organi;:ed on the 8th of October, 1644. He at once became its pas- 
tor, and continued his labors in the town till 1656, apparently much to the satis- 
faction of the people. To the duties of the pastor he added those of physician, bO 
that Cotton Mather remarks concerning him: "Among the most famous preachers 
and writers of the gor.pel, with whom the primitive church was blessed, there was 
Luke, the beloved physician, the blessed scholar and colleague of the Apostle 
Paul." . 

I'his appears like higii eulogy, but for the times in which he lived, Mr. Fisk 
was evidently a superior man. He was descended from pious ancestry, and was 
early devoted to the service of Christ and the church. His parents, after carefully 
instructing him at home, sent him to the giammar school and afterwards to the 
university. He graduated at Lnmanuel College, Cambridge, and after studying 
theology was engaged for several years in the work of the ministrj'. In conse- 
quence, however, of the persecution then carried on against the Puritans and the 
difficulties and annoj^ances in the way of preaching, in accordance with the advice 
of his friends, he turned his attention to medicine, and obtained the usual license 
to practice as a physician. Yet he was still so desirous to resume the labors of 
the ministry that he determined to remove to America. He had previously mar- 
ried a lady of high rank and uncommon worth. To her parents his purpose to 
come to America was so disagreeable that they resolved to deprive him of several 
hundred pounds, which were the just share of his wife in her father's estate. At 
the call of duty, however, he did not hesitate to sacrifice property and all the en- 
dearments of home and kindred. Disguising himself to escape the fury of his 
persecutors, he embarked, in company with the Rev. John Allen, afterwards the 
first minister of Dedham. 

After arriving in this country, Mr. Fisk appears to have taught some years 
in Cambridge, and afterwards in Salem. Of his services in the latter city, the 
Mayor of Salem, in a public address in 1842 says: "'We may all be proud of the 
honest fame of the first teacher of our grammar school. He was, by the concur- 
rent testimony of the most learned and honored of his day and generation, 
ranked high in the list of able, useful and devoted ministers of the gospel. One 
of his scholars was Sir George Downing, who was a member of the first class 
that graduated at Harvard College, and who was afterwards minister for Crom- 
well and Charles H. j.t The Hague." His pupils, it is said, were fitted "to read 
any classical authors into English, and readily make and speak true Latin, and 
write it in verse as well as prose, and perfectly to decline the paradigms of nouns 
and verbs in the Greek tongue." 

Preferring, however, the w^ork of the ministry to the labors of the teacher, 
he gave up his school in 1643, and, removing to Wenham, joined his fortunes to 
those of the infant plantation. Upon what salary he was settled we have no 
means of ascertaining. A piece of land appears to have been granted to him, 
and in addition to this, he had probably such contributions as the people were 
able to raise. It is stated that "he drew largely upon his own estate for the ben- 
efit of the new plantation." (In 164J he gave ten acres of land for the benefit of 
the church and society). In 1654 it was voted by the town that "the yearly main- 
tenance of our minister shall bee fortie pounds a year, whether Mr. Fisk stay 
among us, or we procure another;" and again, that "Mr. Gott, James Moulton 
and John Fisk are chosen to go to Mr. Miller, to give him a call in case Mr. Fisk 
leaveth us." December, 1655, it was ordered "that in case Mr. Brock be secured 
to stay amongst us, whatsoever the town hath engaged, or shall be levied on any 
land, shall be paid, two-thirds part in wheat, barley or peas, butter or pork, and 
the other third part in Indian corn." In consequence of the extreme scarcity of 
money, taxes and contributions were very generally paid in produce. According 
to the expenses of living and the means of the people, £40 a year would seem to 
be full as large a salary as is now usually paid in country towns. 


From the previoDS votes, it appears that Mr. Fisk had already formed the 
purpose of leavmg Wcnham. He remained, however, till 1656, when, with a ma- 
jority of the church, ne removed to Chelmsford, where he lived for twenty years, 
discharging the duties at once of the minister and the physician. "For twenty 
years," says Cotton Mather, "did he shine in the golden candlestick of Chelms- 
ford, a plam, but an able, powerful and useful preacher of the gospel, rarely, if 
ever, by sickness hindered from the exercise of his ministry." He died m his new 
field of labor in 1676, at the advanced age of 75. 

Rev. W. Allen, in his history of Chelmsford, has given high testimony to the 

value of Mr. Fisk's labors in that town. The trials and hardships which he was 

there called to endure, might have disheartened youthful vigor, but were borne 

\ with fortitude and even cheerfulness. For the use of his flock, he wrote a cate- 

• chism entitled, "Watering of the Olive Plants in Christ's Garden." This little 

\ work IS moderate m doctrine, catholic in spirit, and admirably designed." His 

) epitaph in Latin is as iollows: "vixi et quem dederas cursum mihi Christe peregi, 

' pertaesus vitae, snaviter opto mori." (I have lived and finished the work which 

Thou, Saviour, didst give me; weary of life, I long to depart in peace.) 

. Rev. John Fiske, of Chelmsford, made his will June 18, 1674, which was proved 
by Samuel Foster, Sr. and Jr., Feb. 22. 1676. The other witness was Edward 
Spalding. The inventory of the estate was taken 2, 11. 1676 by Samuel Adams, 
Samuel Foster, Sr., and Abraham Parker. £703-3-10, made oath to by his son 
Moses, the executor, April 4, 1677. Items, homestead, including a sheep pasture 
on each side of the brook, meadow on Beaver Brooke; thirty-four 
acres on great brooke; six acres on Merrimack river; ' upland on 
Great Tadnicte meadow at son's place; twenty acres at great pine 
playne, a part of Mr. John Fiske, Jr.'s, homestead, on which his father, the 
testator, had built a house for him; meadow purchased of Capt. James Parker; 
library, which was valued at £60; a still; gaily patts; scales and wts., writing his 
will with his own hand. Legatees, wife Elizabeth brought when married to him 
household goods, also "bees." He gave to son John, who was the eldest son, and 
at that time had wife Lydia had a certain legacy which if they deceased leaving no 
children, one-half of it was to go to son Moses and one-half to daughters Sarah 
Martha Burton and Anne Thompson, who were then of Salem, and each a legacy, 
from Mr. John Evered, alias Web. deceased. She was the youngest daughter, also 
unmarried, and Moses, her brother, was to be her guardian. 

Daughter Sarah was then the wife of John Farwell, of Concord, but at that 
time, it seems, had no children. 

Brother William, late of Wenham, deceased, left William for his eldest son 
and other children, who had legacies. 

Sister Rix, of Salem, who was called mother to said children, of brother 

Sister Martha Thompson, formerly of Salem, deceased, had left daughters 

Martha Burton and Anne Thompson, who were then of Salem, and each a legacy. 

Son Moses, the testator's youngest son, to be executor and have the residue, 

including the homestead, and he was to put up a stone monument where the widow 

should be buried. 

Rev. John Fiske'? bounds, etc., according to the evidence of Samuel Moulton. 
then Dec. i, 1698, "of ye town of Rehoboth, formerly of Wenham, being fifty- 
seven years of age or thereabouts, & "ye bounds between ye lands of Mr. John 
Fiske & James Moulton senr., both of them formerly of Wenham now deceased 
which bounds are as followeth & lands in the possession of Samuel Kemball & 
John Porter is a rock now placed near ye house which was formerly ye 
said Deponents from thence northward to a red oake which was formerly ye said 
Deponents from thence northward to a red oake which was ye bounds between ye 
lands of Mr. John Fiske & James Moulton ***** as ye line runs be- 
tween ye land of said Shipleys & Mr. John Fiske farme to Pleasant Ponde which 
was in the possession of Samuel Kemball & John Porter when I came from Wen- 
ham ¥ * * * ;,., 1652— this was dated as above. 

He d. Jan. 14, 1676-7; res. Cambridge, Salem and Chelmsford, Mass. 

180. i. JOHN, b. Frinshall, Aug. 29, 1638; d. infancy ae. 9. 

181. ii. NATHANIEL, England; d. infancy; "d. in 1637, quickly 

after he came ashore." [Mather.] 


182. iii. JOHN, b. in England; m. 1666 Lydia Fletcher. He d. s. p. in 

1700, leaving his estate to his brother Moses, of Braintree. 

183. iv. SARAH, bap. July 26, 1640; m. John Far well, of Concord. 

184. V. MOSES, b. April 12, 1642; m. Sarah Symnies and Mrs. Ann 


185. vi. ANN, b. Jan. 15, 1646; m. Capt. John Brown, of Reading. She 

d. May 30, 1681. They res. in Reading. She had one child, 
Ann, b. in 1678. After his wife's death Capt. Brown 
m. the widow of Rev. Joseph Emerson, of Mendon, 
South Reading, Mass., Burial Inscription. — "Here lyes 
the body of Anna Fiske, first wife of Capt. John 
Brown, Esquire, who dyed May 30, 1681, in her 
36th year." Note. — She was the daughter of Rev. John Fiske, 
the first minister of Wenham and of Chelmsford. She was 
the great-great-grandmother of Rev. Reuben Emerson, and 
great-great-great-grandmother of Rev. Alfred Emerson, at 
one time the Associate Pastors of the ist Parish in South 

His will is dated June 18, 1674, and was proved Feb. 22, 
1676. It occupies twelve pages in the probate records. 

186. vii. ELIEZUR, bap. Feb. 14, 1647; d. young. 

164. HON. WILLIAM FISKE (John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, Wil- 
liam, Symond), b. England, about 1613; m. at Salem, 1643, Bridgett Muskett of 
Pelham, England. After his death she m. 2d, Nov. 3, 1661, Thomas Rix of Salem, 
surgeon. They had one child, Theophilus, b. Aug. 20, 1665. "William, the other 
son of John senior, and brother of John junior, who emigrated, is probably the 
William Fiske, who, in 1642, was admitted a freeman." (Candler's Manuscript in 
the British Museum.) I shall now forbear special reference to Mr. Savage's vol- 
ume of these admissions. William died in New England in 1654. He married 
Bridgett Muskett of Pelham, by whom he had William, Samuel, Joseph, Benjanun 
and Martha. William Fiske was of Salem in 1637, which year he arrived from 
England and was brother, of Rev. John, with whom he came over. He had a 
grant of land that year and was made freeman May 18, 1642, and member of the 
Salem church July 2, 1641. Soon after he removed to Wenham, where he was 
the first town clerk or clerk of the writs, from 1643 to 1660. In the Colonial Record 
is a settlement of rights between William and his brother John, by which it seems 
he was under 24 years of age in Sept., 1638. Endicott, Hathorne, and two others 
of the men of Salem made the terms of agreement. He was elected representative 
to the General Court of the Commonwealth in 1647 and continued in that office 
until the year 1652, being annually re-elected. He enjoyed to a large extent the 
esteem and confidence of his fellow citizens. He died quite suddenly in 1654, having 
served his townsmen in all the of^ces in the town. He died intestate, prob- 
ably his death was caused by some disease. Letters of administration were granted 
by the court to "Widow Bridget Fiske July 16, 1654, and provision made for the 
children, viz.: Wm., Samuel, Joseph, Benjamin and Martha. There are no rec- 
ords of births in Wenham prior to 1686. 

In 1643, according to the Wenham town records, Wm. Fisk received liberty 
from the General Court to keep an ordinary (public house), and in 1646 was 
licensed "to sell wine and strong water;" which privileges were a few years later 
transferred to Phineas Fisk. One of the appraisers of his property was Phinehas 
Fisk and one of the items was a "sign with the sign post." 

Abstracts from Essex County Judicial Court records: Wm. Fiske, Pit. 
against Wm. Pester, Deft, of case, court ordered Mr. Pester to pay 20s. upon Mr. 
Fiske his oath, 31st, loth mo. 1639. (Vol. I., p. 29.) 

Wm. Fiske Pit. aganst Mathew Water, Deft, of case. Jury find for ye PlL 
for the house he hired twentie shillings. Three shillings witnesses & fyve shillings 
coste and to finish the house within 14 days or elce be liable to all damages & 

the of the to answer Mr. Fiske servant (Joseph Haungton). Loss 

of tyme going so farr further to work ye he needed to have done. 30, ist mo. 
1641. (Vol. I., p. 51.) 



Wm. Fiske chosen clerk of the market for the town of Wenham, 7th mo., 1649, 
and was to hold the office until another was chosen. 

Wm. Fiske of Wenham on gurj' of tryal 25, 10 m., 1649 & 24th, 4, 1651. 

The following is a copy of the first town records of Wenham and shows the 
important part the Fiskes took in the proceedings: 

The first entry on record (date worn ofif but probably 1642 or 3 as the next 
date was 1643 when Esdras Rread (Read prob.) had a grant of land dated 1643), 
was the following, viz.: "There is given unto Wenham twenty acres of ground 
being laid out of eyther side of ye meetinghouse ten acres given by Mr. Smith 
out of his farme and laid out by him beginning wth ye bounds at ye upper end 
of Phineas Fisk's Lott & soe to ye swamp and the other ten acres given by Mr. 
John Fiske being laid out joyning to it on ye sd. of ye meetinghouse. 

1644, Dec. 4. Wm. Fiske chosen clerk of the writs and Phmeas for constable. 
And same year W^m. Fisk was one of a committee to lay out a High Drift Way. 

1645. Wm. Fisk was made choise of for grand jury. 

1654. John Fiske chosen to join with the celect men to make the countery 
Ratte. Thos. Fiske chosen clerk of the writts. John Fisk chosen constable, 
& Jan. r, 1654, Phineas was chosen commissioner to end small causes. Thos. 
chosen surveyor of the Pound — to have "four pence for every time unpound- 
ing." John Fisk chosen clerk of the market 6th, 12th mo., 1654. Ordered that 
the minister have fortie pounds a year whether Mr. Fiske stays & settle amongst 
us or we another. "Mr. Gott, James Moulton & John Fiske." 

"The widdow of William Fiske of Wenham presenicu an inventory to ihis 
court of her husband's estate amounting to the some of i4ii 12s. od., dyeing 
intest & leaving five children. This court directs administration unto the 
widow Bridgett Fiske she giving security by her owne hand & by her house & 
land for the payment of ten pounds to the eldest sonne 5£ to Sam'l the next & 
3£ a pece to the rest of the children when they come to age she to Injoy the whole 
Estate." 26th. 7th mo., 1654. (Court Records at Ipswich.) 

He d. Sept., 1654; res. Wenham. Mass. 

,^187. i. WILLLA^M, bap. June 4. 1642-3; m. Sarah Kilham. 

188. ii. SAMUEL, b. in Wenham; m. Phebe Bragg and Mrs. Hannah 


189. iii. JOSEPH, b. in Wenham; m. Elizabeth Haman. 

190. iv. BENJAIMIN, b. in Wenham; m. Bethusha Morse. 

191. v. MARTHA, b. in Wenham. 

169. NATHANIEL FiSKE (Nathaniel, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, Wil- 
liam, Symond) b. Weybred, SufTolk Co., Eng. ; m. Dorothy Symonds of Wend- 
ham, dau. of John. There is a tradition in the family that he died on the passage 
to New England; res. Weybred, Eng. 

192. i. JOHN, b. about 1619; m. Sarah Wyeth. 

193. ii. NATHAN, b. in England; m. Susanna . 

194. iii. ESTHER, b. in England. 

195. iv. MARTHA, b. in England; m. Martin Underwood. Candler 

says in his manuscript: A Martha Fiske, another descendant, 
married an Underwood, and emigrated to America, whose hus- 
band was probably the Martin Underwood who had his free- 
dom in 1634. Indeed it is uncertain whether Candler did not 
mean to say that Jeffrey Fiske himself emigrated. 

He was b. 1596 and with his wife, who he had married in 
England, embarked in April, 1634 at Ipswich, for New Eng- 
land. He settled in Wat. and was admitted freeman Sept. 3, 
1634. He was a cloth manufacturer or weaver. He d. s. p, 
Nov. 17, 1672. By his will, dated Aug. 23, 1663, proved Dec. 
TO, 1672, he gave the use of his estate to his wife and after 
her decease gave it all to his cousin (nephew), Nathan Fiske, 
Jr., and after his death to his brother, John Fiske. To his 
sister's children, if they come over from England, 20s. each. 
After his decease, his widow lived with her brother, Nathan 
Fiske, Sr. She d. May 6, 1684 ac. 82. 



172. LIEUT. DAVID FISKE, ESQ. (David, Jeffrey, Robert, Simon, Si- 
mon, William, Symond), b. in England in 1624. He was ''a planter" and was ad- 
mitted a freeman of the Colony May 26, 1647. He settled in Cambridge at first, or 
soon after in Cambridge Farms (Lexington). He m. 1646 Lydia Cooper, sister 
of Dea. John Cooper, with whom he came over, and step-daughter of Dea. Greg- 
orj' Stone, by whom he had three ch. ; she d. Nov. 29, 1654; m. 2d, Sept. 6, 1655, 
Seaborn Wilson, of Ipswich, dau. of Theophilus Wilson. Wilson — Theophilus, of 
Ipswich, made his will Oct. 3, 1690, which was proved March 31, 1691. Inv. Jan. 
28, 1690. He mentioned son Thomas, grandchild Elizth. Lovel, granddau. Elizth. 
Russell, grandchild Thomas Finder, "and I do make my son John Finder and my 
son David Fiske my executors." Cousin Nathl. Tredwell was overseer of the will. 

Seaborn Fiske, of Lexington, Middlesex Co., Mass., for i8 in money sold to 
Alexander Lovell, cordwainer, and Thos. Lovell, currier, both of Ipswich, her 
undivided common right in Ipswich the "said right of land being left to me ye sd. 
Fiske by my Honored father, Theophilus Wilson, of Ipswich, deceased, for part 
of portion ye above granted premisses together with ye ways, uses," &c., making 
her marke March 3, 171 7. 

Seaborn Fiske, only surviving daughter and heir of Mr. Theophilus Wilson, 
late of Ipswich, deed., conveying to her kinsmen, Thomas and Alexander Lovell's, 
of Ipswich, &c., see above ack. before Jono. Tyng, of Middlex Co., July 3, 1719. 
She d. in Woburn Jan. 12, 1721. His will was dated June 23, 1708, and is proved 
Dec. 20, 171 1. It mentions his wife. Seaborn; son Nicholas Wyeth, his dau. being 
dead; children David, Elizabeth, Anna, and Abigail; cousin Samuel, son of Dea. 
Samuel Stone. Inventory Feb. 14, 1710, £405-17-6. Oct. 16, 1676, he his wife 
Seaborn sold to Samuel Page 149 acres of land in Watertown, granted to his 
father. Oct. 6, 1663, the court allowed him los. each for seven wolf's whelps 

David, says Paige, in his History of Cambridge, rem. from Watertown to 
Camb. about 1646, and i^es. on the northerly side of Linnaean street, near the 
Botanic Garden, which estate he sold to Joseph Daniel 13 Dec. 1660, and prob. 
rem. to the Farms (Lex.) about the same time. He was a wheelwright, but much 
employed in public service, especially as a surveyor of lands. He was Selectman 
1688, and Representative in the critical period of 1689. He was one of the most 
prominent men in the settlement at the Farms; precinct clerk and assessor; the 
first subscriber for erecting a meeting house there, and the first named member 
of the Church. In 1675 the work of settlement at Worcester was prosecuted with 
vigor, about the middle of April surveys were made of the lands by David Fiske, 
of Cambridge. Partial surveys were made in May, 1685 (at Worcester), a lot 
was laid out for Gookin of 100 acres on the east side of Pakachoag Hill and an- 
other lot of- 80 acres on Raccoon Plain. There were present at this time David 
Fiske, the surveyor, and others. [History of Worcester.] 

"David Fiske," says Hudson, in his Hist, of Lex., "was not only one of the 
first settlers, but became one of the most prominent and useful men in the pre- 
cinct. He headed the subscription for a meeting house in 1692, and on the organ- 
ization of the parish the year after, he was chosen clerk, and one of the selectmen 
or assessors. He was also chosen chairman of a committee to purchase of the 
town of Camb. a lot of land for the support of the ministry. These and other 
similar olifices he frequently held under the Parish. He was also a member of the 
church organized in 1696, and his wife immediately after removed hei relation 
from the church in Camb. to the church gathered in the precinct. He not only 
served his fellow-citizens in a civil and religious, but also in a military capacity, 
as appears by the prefix Lieut., which is often in the records connected with his 
name. He was often employed by the colony as a surveyor. He resided on Han- 
cock St." A handsome monument was erected in 1856 by Benj. Fiske, Esq., with 
this inscription: 

111 memory of David Fisko, who (tied Feb. 14, 1710, and bis descendants. 

Feb. 3, 1720, an agreement was filed in the Midddlesex probate court. It was 
between the children of the late Lieut. David Fiske, of Lexington, deceased, viz., 
John and Elizabeth Russell, Henry and Abigail Baldwin, children of the late 
Lieut. David Fiske, of Lexington, deceased, and Timothy Carter, of Charlcstov/u, 
to the offtce of attorney and trustee for Timothy Carter, of Woburn, his father, 
and the children of said Timothy Carter, descendants from the said David riske, 










deceased, and between David Fiske, of Lexington, only son of the Sd. deceased, 
in order to a final settlement. We have hereunto set our hands and seals the dny 
and year first above ritten and Timothy Carter, of Woburn above mentioned, who 
married Anna Fiske, daughter of said Lt. Fisk, being present at this agreement 
fully concord in the settlement, etc., David Fisk and seal. 

John Russell, Henry Baldwin, Timothy Carter, Elizabeth Russell, Abigail 
Baldwin, Timothy Carter, Jr. 

He d. Feb. 14, 1710; res. Watertown, IMass. 

196. i. SARAH, b. May 8, 1646-7; d. in Boston, Nov. 8, 1647. 

197. ii. LYDIA, b. in Boston Sept. 29, 1647-8; m. Sept. 6, 1681, Nicholas 

Wyeth, Jr., of Cambridge, afterwards of Watertown. He was 
the son of Nicholas and Mrs. Rebecca Andrews, his second 
wife, by whom he had five ch. born between 1650-59: Lydia 
d. s. p. in Watertown March 10, 1697. Nicholas, Jr., then m. 2d, 
June 30, 1698, Deborah Parker. They were town charges in 
1716 and for some years before. Deborah was a widow in 
DAVID, b. in Boston Sept. i, 1648; d. Sept. 20, 1649. 
DAVID, b. April 15, 1650; m. Sarah Dav. :, . , . I\tb^i-i U 
SEABORN, b. — — ; d. s. p. " ' • 

ELIZABETH, bap. ; m. John Russell, of Cambridge. 

ANNAH (Hannah), bap. Nov. 27, 1659; m. May 3, 1680, Timothy 
Carter, son of Rev. Thomas Carter, of Watertown and Wo- 
burn. Hannah d. Jan. 27, 1715. The father was an inhabitant 
in New England as early as 1635. He was one of the elders of 
the Watertown church and ordained the first pastor at Wo- 
burn in 1642. The ch. of Timothy and Ann were: David, b. 
Oct. 17, 1681; Timothy, b. July 12, 1683, d. soon; Ann, b. July 
17, 16S4; Timothy, b. Oct. 19, 1686; Theophilus, b. Oct. 20, 
1688; Thomas, b. Aug. 17, 1690; Abigail, b. March 18, 1692, 
Sarah, b. Nov. 24, 1694; Eliza, b. Aug. 27, 1696; Benjamin, b. 
March 22, 1699, d. soon; Mary, b. Jan. 23, 1700; Martha, b. 
July 22, 1702; Benjamin, b. Nov. 8, 1704, d. July 8, 1727. 

203. vii. ABIGAIL, b. Feb. i, 1674; m. May 4, 1692, Henry Baldwin, of 

Woburn. Ch.: Henry, b. Jan. 12, 1693; David, b. April 9, 
1696. His son William was graduated at Harvard in 1748 and 
Samuel graduated there in 1752; William, b. Feb. 20, 1700; 
Abigail, b. Feb. 13, 1702, d. soon; James, b. July 11, 1705, d. 
1709; Abigail, b. Nov. 19, 1707; m. John Converse, a son was 
Robert Converse; James, b. Oct. 17, 1710; Samuel, b. Aug. 

31. 1717- 

204. viii. EPHRAIM, b. July 13, 1653; d. Sept. 14, 1653. 

173. SERGT. JAMES FISKE (Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, Simon, Simon, 

William, Symond), b. Sufi'olk Co., England, ; m. Anna ; m. 2d 

Hannah Pike. James Fiske, Sr., eldest son of Phineas, was born in England, 
emigrated in 1637, joined Salem Church 1642, was same year freeman, and shortly 
after the family were established in Wenham, he removed to Haverhill, Mass., 
where he had several grants of land, the first being m 1646. He was a number of 
times a Selectman in Haverhill. 

In the general division of lands, in 1661, James Fiske does not appear 
among the grantees; had probably then removed, as in 1669 he was one of a 
committee in Chelmsford appointed "to lay the land northerly of Groton," in 
which latter place he died. . In his will in the Middlesex probate office dated June 
14, 1689, proved July 26, 1689, all of the above children, save Ann and James, are 
mentioned as legatees, but other parties were executors. James Fiske, and Samuel 
Fiske, who appear on Groton records as heads of families — the first m 1690, the 
latter in 1704 — were sons of the above. Among the descendants of Samuel, in the 
third and fourth generations, may be mentioned Hon. Levi Fiske, of Jaffrey, and 
Hoa. Thomas Fiske, of Dublin, N. H., the former a State Senator, 1835-6; the 
latter, 1859-60. 

The following data relative to James Fiske while residing in Haverhill is taken 
from the town records: Attending town meetings was evidently considered by 


our ancestors as a duty each voter owed to the community in which he lived, 
and for the neglect of which he deserved punishment. They even considered, 
tardiness in attending as meriting rebuke, as we find by the record of Feb. 13, 1647, 
that John Ayer, Sr., and James Fiske were fined "for not attending the town meet- 
ing in season." 

Considerable land was this year granted to individuals west of Little River, 
on the Merrimack, and among others James Fiske had liberty to lay down his 
land in the plain, "and have it laid out over Little River, Westward." 

It was voted this year by the town "that all the meadows shall be laid out by 
the I2th of June next, to each man his proportion according to his house lot." 
At the same meeting it was "ordered that a committee, of which James Fiske 
was one, shall view the upland that is fit to plough, by the last of March or the 
tenth of April next, and that they bring in their intelligence to the town by that 
time." It was also ordered "that all the undivided land, after all the meadows 
and second division of plough land is laid out. shall remain to the same inhabit- 
ants the proprietors of the three hundred and six acres, to every one according to 
honest and true meaning, all commons remaining in general to them." 

James Fiske and Anne, his wyfe, of Haverhill, for 100 pounds, sold to Rev. 
John Ward, of Haverhill, Nov. 22, 1659. a Dwelling house and house lot of nine 
acres in Haverhill, bounded by land of Richard Littlehale on the west, by Mr. 
Ward's on the east and south, by Michael Emerson on the north, etc., also five 
acres of planting land in the Playne, bounded on the south by Merrimack river 
and north by the common, etc. ; two acres of east meadow, bounded on the east 
by a river; two acres of west meadow, with commonages, etc. 

Following are the names of those who received a share in this division: "The 
lots or draughts for the second division of plough land, with the number of each 
man's accommodation: John Fiske, four acres. 

Among the noteworthy incidents may be mentioned the case of Robert Pike, 
of Salisbury. The court had prohibited Joseph Peasley and Thomas Macy, of Sal- 
isbury, from exhorting the people on the Sabbath, in the absence of a minister. 
Pike declared that "such persons as did act in making that law, did break their 
oath to the country, for it is against the liberty of the country, 
both civil and ecclesiastical." For expressing himself in this manner, 
he was disfranchised by the General Court, and heavily fined. At the 
next May Court, a petition was presented from a large number of the inhabitants 
of Hampton, Salisbury, Newbury, Haverhill and Andover. praying that Pike's 
sentence might be revoked. Among the names of the Haverhill signers, as copied 
from the original petition in the State Archives, is that of James Fiske. 

The lots in the fifth division of land were drawn Nov. 20, 1721, and it shows 
who, or rather whose representatives, were the commoners at this time. James 
Fisk is the forty-second in the list of fifty. They were the heirs and assigns of the 
original purchasers, and were at this time considered to be the proprietors of the 
undivided lands in the town. (P. 257, Hist, of Haverhill.) 

From the Groton records are found the following entries: 

Due to James ffisk & Joh. Nuttin twenty shillings for laying out the hie-way 
to Chelmsford when they haue perfeted the work wh. they promise to doe as soone 
as they can. 

James Parker William Lakin James fiisk William Martin & Richard Blood 
are chosen Select men this yeare. 

James Fisk, the second town clerk, was an original proprietor of Groton, and 
the owner of a twenty-acre right. He wrote a good hand, and held the office 
during one year. 

At a town meeting held 6th May, 1667. The towne hauing another meeting 
about a mill it was agreed & by vote Declared the lands & meadows granted to 
John Prescott: for to build the towne a mill; namely the 500 acres of vpland and 
twenty of meadow together with the mill should be freed from all towns charges 
whatsoeuer for the space of twenty years: and this was the vaote of the major 
part of the town that was present at this meeting: fouer men manifested their 
Descent at y time one of whom was James Fisk. 

Att a General Town meeting held 31th 10 May 1666 fifor better pceeding in 
settling seates for the women as well as the men. It was agreed & by vote De- 
clared that the front Gallery on the north side of the meeting house should be 


divided in the midle; and the mens that shall be placed there; and their wiues are 
to be placed by their husbands as they are below. 

Same meeting theise men gaue vnto Robert parish sum small grants of vp- 
land as follovveth: — James Fiske. 

At a meting of the Select men the 27th Dec. 1669, it is ordered that all and 
euery inhabitant of the Towne shall bring in a tru invoyce of their pticuler estat 
to any one of the select men whensoeuer it is called for or else it must be left to 
the discretion of the select men or to a town meeting deputed for that end en- 
depted to the towne from James Ffisk Thirteen shillings sixpence. 

And further these persons here set downe doe promise and Ingage to git 
Mr. Willard hay mowing making and fetching home for eight shilling pr. load 
at a seasonable time namely; in the middle of July. James filisk. 

At a general towne meeting heM Janevary 13, 1672, this day agreed vpon and 
by vot declared that there shalbe a commit choosen for to seat the persons in the 
meeting house according to their best discretion and at the sam time a committee 
chosen and their names are thess, James fiske. 

At a General Town Meeting December 10, 1673 Graunted vnto Alexander 
Rousse by the Towne ten acres of vpland. 

At a general Towne Meeting December 10, 1673 fifor constable William Long- 
ley Seni. For Select men Serg. ffisk. 

At a General Towne Meeting helde December 11, 1674 William Longley sene 
chusen constable for the year ensueing. Capt. Parker, serge ffisk serge knop 
ensine Lawrence Matthias ffarnworth serge Lakin John Morsse chussen for sellect 
men. John Morsse chussen Towne Clark. 

He d. July 4, 1689; res. Wenham, Haverhill and Groton, INIass. 
JAMES, b. Aug. 8, 1649; m. Tabitha Butterick. 
JOHN, b. Dec. 10, 1651. There is a tradition that he was killed 

in the Indian wars. 
ANN, b. May 31, 1654; d. May 31. 1654. 

THOMAS, b. Jan. 23, 1655. Probably killed in the Indian wars. 
ANN, b. Feb. 11, 1656; probably d. young, as she is not mentioned 
in her father's will. 

SAMUEL, b. Nov. i, 1658; m. Susanna -. 

HANNAH, b. " She was given her father's new house in 

his will in 1689. 

174. HON. JOHN FISKE (Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, Simon, Simon, Will- 
iam, Symond), b. in England, ; m. Dec. 10, 1651, Remember . She 

m. 2d in 1689 Dea. William Goodhue, of Ipswich. She was his fourth wife, and d. 
Feb. 16, 1702. Goodhue d. in 1699. ae. 86. He was selectman, deacon and repre- 
sentative. John Fiske, Sr., second son of Phineas Fiske, of Wenham, was a free- 
man in 164Q, constable in 1654, and a representative in 1669 and 1681. He d. intes- 
tate in 1683. His property, valued at ^72 pounds, was by decree of court divided 
among the following: Widow Remember, and children John, Samuel, Noah, 
Waite, Elizabeth and Remember. He was familiarly known as "John, the Con- 
stable," to distinguish him from another of the same name. John Fiske was wit- 
ness to the will of Thomas Payne in 1638. He was witness to the will of John 
Fairfield in 1646, also to will of Christ. Yongs in 1647, and in 1679 a John Fiske 
was in account with the estate of Edward Waldern. John Fisk died about one 
month previous to the 27th of the ninth month (November), 1683. Widow 
Remember and eldest son petitioned for letters of administration at the time 
of above date. Court ordered divided as above stated, Samuel having had con- 
siderable in father's life time. Son Samuel testifies he is about twenty-four years 
of age, had received twenty acres of land upon his marriage with Eliz., daughter 
of Lieut. Whipple, of Ipswich. Deed twenty acres says "John Fisk, carpenter, 
& wfe Rem'ber, &c., & dated Nov. 10, 1682. Witnessed by Thomas Fisk. 
Ipswich records show widow Remember's daughter. Remember mar. Nehe- 
miah Abbott in 1690. Her son Sam'l by wife Eliz. had son Increase born 
1700 after his decease." John Fiske of Wenham was in the company commanded 
by Capt William Turner, Apr. 6, 1676, and in the Falls fight he was left wounded 
by Capt. Lathroppe. 

May 18. "This day that happened which is worthy to be remembered. For at 
North Hampton, Hadly, and the Towns thereabouts, two English Captives, efcap- 














ing from the Enemj', informed that a confiderable body of Indians had (30) feated 
themfelves not far from Pacomtuck, and that they were very fecure: fo that fhould 
Forces be fent forth against them, many of the Enemy would (in probabiUty) be 
cut ofif, without any difficulty. Hereupon the Spirits of Men in thofe Towns were 
raifed with an earneft defire to fee and to try what might be done. They fent to 
their neighbors in Conn, for a fupply of men, but none coming, they raifed about 
an hundred and four fcore out of their onw towns, who arrived at the Indian Wig- 
wams betimes in the morning, finding them fecure indeed, yea all afleep without 
having any Scouts abroad, fo that our Souldiers came and put their Guns into their 
Wigwams, before the Indians were aware of them, and made a great and notable 
flaughter amongft them. Some of the souldiers affirm, that they numbred above 
one hundred that lay dead upon the ground, and befides thofe, others told about 
an hundred and thirty, who were driven into the River, and there perifhed, being 
carried down the Falls. The River Kifhon swept them away, that ancient river, 
the river Kifhon, O my foul thou haft troden down ftrength. And all this while 
but one Englifh-man killed, and two wounded. But God faw that if 'things had 
ended thus, another and not Chrift would have had the Glory of this Victory, and 
therefore in his wife providence, he fo difpofed, as that there was at laft fomewhat 
a tragical iffue of this expedition. For an Englifh Captive Lad who was found 
in the wigwams fpake as if Philip were coming with a thoufand Indians which falfe 
report being famed (Fama bella ftant) among the Souldiers, a pannick terror fell 
upon many of them, and they hafted homewards in a confuted rout: In the mean 
while a party of Indians from an Ifland (whole coming on fhore might eafily have 
been prevented, and the souldiers before they fet out from Hadly were earneftly 
admonifhed to take care about that matter) affaulted our men; yea, to the great 
difhonor of the Englifh, a few Indians purfued our Souldiers four or five miles, 
who v/ere in number near twice as many as the Enemy. In this diforder, he that 
was at this time the chief Captain, whofe name was Turner, loft his life, he was 
purfued through a River, received his fatal ftroke as he paffed through that which 
is called the Green River, etc. as he came out of the Water he fell into the hands 
of the Uncircumcifed, who ftripped him (as fome who faw it affirm) and rode away 
upon his horfe; and between thirty and forty more were loft in this Retreat. 

Thefe Falls we once fuggefted fhould have been named Maffacre Falls: but in 
all recent geographies and hiftories they are known as Turner's Falls, and we heart- 
ily acquiefce in thus defignating them, as it commemorates a brave and excellent 
man. I do not remember to have met with an Indian name for Thefe Falls. In 
early accounts they are called fimply The Falls, the Falls in the Conn, etc. They 
were by fome called Miller's Falls, as they were not far from Miller's river; they 
have alfo been called Deeriield Falls." 

The power of the Indians was broken in this battle, but the war still continued 
in a desultory manner for two years. In these contests the people of Wenham 
bore their part in contributions of man as well as of money. The manner in which 
the state used to pay the services of its old and faithful soldiers may be seen from 
the following order of the General Court, Mar. 18, 1684: "In answer to the peti- 
tion of John Fisk, of Wenham, a sore wounded soldier in the late Indian war, and 
thereby incapacitated to get his living, humbly desiring the favor of this honored 
General Court (having the approbation of the selectmen of said Wenham), to 
grant him a license to keep a public house of entertainment, therewith freedom 
from county rates, and also to sell drink free from imposts and excises." Consent 
was given. 

John Fiske of Wenham, assignee of the committee of Salem, for the 
building the meeting house, pit. agst Christopher Babag Deft., attachment, 
23rd, Qth m., 1675. Babbage, the constable, appealed to high court 21st, 10 m., 
75. Ipswich Court Records. 

John Fiske carpenter of Wenham & Remember his wife sendeth greeting 
Know yee that upon contract of marriage between my son Sam'l Fiske and Eliza- 
beth Whipple of Ipswich I doe give grant enfoffe alienate and sett over a parcell 
of land containing about nyne ares being more or less at it lyeth within the lim- 
metts of Wenham aforesayd bounded by our brother Thomas Fiske his land east- 
ward and the brooke wch runneth out of the great Pond southward and by Mr. 
Smiths farme & that land called Goodman Bachelers pasture Northward & West- 
ward by the devisionall lyne between our late fathers lott and Richard Goldsmith 
late deceased together with all the rest of our meadow lyeing att the lower or south 







end of our land formerly our flfathers as also a convenient high way crose the end 
of the said Prcell of land to our brother Thomas Fiske class or Prcell of Meadow 
To Have" &c. Nov. 10, 1682. 
Witnessed by Thos. Fiske. 

I Remember Goodhue being very weak of body aprehensive of not Continue- 
ing long in this world yet blessed be god, of perfect understanding & disposing 
mind do therefore humbly Recomend my spirit to God in faith and hope of a 
Blessed Resurrection to life againe & body to a decent buriall; and after my 
funerall Charges are Defrayed and due debts paid, to prevent any Disturbance 
among my children, do dispose of my few worldly goods in manner following 
Upon ye good consideration of my Daughter Elizabeth f^sk being in needfull 
circumstances and not having had her proportion wth ye rest of my children 
formerly — I do therefore will and bequeath unto my said Daughter Elizabeth all 
my goods that shall remaine after my funerall is Discharged, all my household 
goods, books, and wearing apparrell, and all my debts that do or may in any wise 
appertaine and belong to mee and do make her my Sole Executrix of this my last 
will and Testament Desiring my well Loved friend Mr. Daniel Rogers and my 
Son Joseph Ayre to have ye Inspection & Ordering of my funerall & ye Concerns 
thereof. I acquit the rest of my children from any debts that might be demanded 
Except my book at my son Abbots. In Testimony that this is my last will & Tes- 
tament I have hereunto sett my hand & seal this fourteenth day of ffebruary Anno. 
Signed Sealed & Delivered & Declared as my last will Mark 

in ye presence of witnesses Daniel Rogers, John Remember X Goodhue 
Sparkes, Joseph Ayres. 

The above will of "Remember Goodhue late of Ipswich widow dec'd was 
proved Mar. 31, 1702, and adm'n of the same committed to the Ext. 
He d. Oct. 27, 1682-83; res. Wenham, Mass. 

JOHN, b. Dec. 12, 1654; m.. Hannah Baldwin. 

SAMUEL, b. , 1660; m. Elizabeth Whipple. 

NOAH, b. Nov. 14, 1662; m., June 16. 1686, Marcy Goold; res. 
Chelmsford, Mass., and elsewhere. He had in 1675 20 pounds 
out of the estate of Capt. Thomas Lathrop of Beverly. He 
was "brought up from a little one" and called relation to either 
Lathrop or his wife who was Bethiah. At a meeting of the 
selectmen of Wenham, June 2, 1696, "Then that whereas in the 
year 1694 Lt. Charles Gott did receive into his house or family 
& entertain his kinswoman Mercy Fiske the widow and relict 
of Noah Fiske dec'd without the leave of the selectmen & con- 
trary to the town order & now by the providence of God she 
being visited with sickness" &c selectmen agree to pay Dr. Ed- 
ward Wells of Salem provided &c. Noah Fiske died shortly 
after marriage and I think childless, judging from the above. 
Lt. Wm. and Lt. Tho. Fiske with Ensign Porter were a com- 
mittee selected by the town of Wenham to settle with Dr. Wells 
about 3'e cost which ne demands & has recovered judgement for 
her having bin expended about Mercy Fiske while she ley sick 
& lame &c & Lt Tho. Fiske was on the com. to sell land to pay 
the above also to pay widow Small for nursing sd. Mercy 
Fiske while at her house. 

215. iv. ELIZABETH, b. Mar. 8, 1673- 

216. V. REMEMBER, b. ; m. Jan. 21, 1690, Nehemiah Abbott. 

He res. in Topsfield, Mass., where he d. in 1736. His wife d. 
July 12, 1703. Ch.: John, b. Apr. 4, 1691; Nehemiah, b. Oct. 
19, 1692; Sarah; Mary; Mehitable, b. Oct. 17, 1700. 

217. vi. WAITE, b. ; living in 1683 was given part of h"- father's 

estate, 372 pounds, 11 shillings. 

218. vii. JONATHAN, b. Dec. 12, 1688; probably d. young; not men- 

tioned in division of estate. (See Wenham records returned 

to court.) 
NOTE — Massachusetts was divided into four counties in 1643, viz.: Essex, 
Middlesex, Suffolk and Norfolk. The last named, included all the towns north 
of Merrimack River, in Massachusetts, and New Hampshire as far as Ports- 
mouth at first; but after the line between Massachusetts and New Hampshire was 


established what was left in Massachusetts was annexed to Essex County. Some 
years later when more counties were made outside of Middlesex and Suffolk one 
was named Norfolk. (See map of Massachusetts.) At first records were kept at 
Ipswich and at Salem, but now all records of the county are at Salem. 

175. CAPT. THOMAS FISKE (Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, Simon, Simon, 

William, Symond), b. England in 1632; m. Peggy . She d., and he m. 2d, 

in Boston, by Rev. Charles Morton, of Charlestown, May 14, 1695, Martha Fitch, 
of Boston. "Thomas Fiske, youngest son of Phineas Fiske, of Wenham, was 
born in England in 1630, was a freeman in 1661, and for above forty years after- 
ward a citizen of great influence in Wenham. He participated very largely in 
public affairs, was repeatedly a representative to the General Court, and died in 
1705, 'the Patriarch of the town,' as he was called, being in his seventy-sixth 
year. By wife Peggy, he had eight children. All the sons died while young, 
except the first, Thomas." From the Judicial Court records of Essex County 
it is stated that, "The wife of Thomas Fiske was presented for wearing a tiffany 
hoode," and was sentenced to pay 10 shillings fine and two shillings six pence 
fees to the court in Oct., 1652. Verily the court must have had a royalty on 
another make of "hoodes." He came with his father from England, in his early 
youth. He was one of the prominent men of the town of Wenham. Was repre- 
sentative 1671-72 and often after, especially in the revolutionary times of 1689-91. 
Was captain of the Colony forces. Was foreman of the jury in that sad case 
of Rebecca Nurse, when after a verdict of not guilty had been given was prevailed 
on to convict by the wonderful perversity and extraordinary ignorance of the 
court. His shocking confession against himself and the judges is in Hutch, II., 52, 
Until 1719 one public school sufficed for the inhabitants of Wenham, which for 
many years was put under the charge of Capt. Thomas Fiske. For the better 
protection of the community "a trained band" was organized. Thomas Fiske was 
captain, and William Fiske, lieutenant. The emolument to military position in 
those days far exceeded the modern estimate, for in seating the congregation (the 
pew system being not yet introduced) the officers of the military next to the dea- 
cons always had precedence. In 1686 the town of Wenham instructed Capt. 
Thomas Fiske to keep a record of births, marriages and deaths, and he began 
this registration. 

In 169s Capt. Thomas Fisk was paid "for going representative, for service 
as an assessor, and a day going to Ipswich, £2 9s., by the town of 
Wenham. He held every office in the gift of his fellow citizens. Represented 
the town in the Great and General Court, 1671-72-78-79-80-86-94-97. Was moder- 
ator of the town meetings, 1700-04 and 1705; town clerk from 1661 to 1694, over 
thirty-three years. His age is determined froin a deposition in regard to Joseph 
Axey willing property to Joseph Fisk in 1670. He then calls himself about forty 
years of age. As stated above Capt. Fiske was foreman of the jury that tried 
Mrs. Rebecca Nurse, a respectable old lady in Salem, on the absurd charge of 
being a witch. He subsequently made a confession, of which the following is a 

July 4th, 1692. — I Thomas Fisk the subscriber hereof, being one of them that 
were of the jury the last week at Salem Court, upon the trial of Rebekah Nurse, 
etc., being desired, by some of the relations to give a reason why the jury brought 
her in guilty, after the verdict not guilty; I do hereby give my reasons to be as 
follows, viz.: When the verdict, not guilty, was given, the honoured court was 
pleased to object against it, saying to them, that they think they let slip the 
words which the prisoner at the bar spake against herself, which were spoken 
in reply to Goodwife Hobbs and her dau. who had been faulty in setting their 
hands to the Devil's book, as they had confessed formerly; the words were, 
"What do these people give in evidence against me now? They used to come 
among us?" After the honoured court had manifested their dissatisfaction of the 
verdict, several jury declared themselves desirous to go out again, and thereupon 
the honoured court gave leave; but when we came to consider the case, I could 
tell how to take her words as an evidence against her, till she had a further oppor- 
tunity to put her sense upon them, if he would take; and then going into court, 
I mentioned the words aforesaid, which by one of the court were affirmed to have 
been spoken by her, she being then at the bar, but made no reply nor interpreta- 
tion of them; whereupon these words were to me a principal evidence against her. 



Mrs. Nurse, being informed of the use which had been made of her words, 
gave in a declaration to the court, that "when she said Hobbs and her daughter 
were of her company, she meant no more than that they were prisoners as well 
as herself; and that, being hard of hearing, she did not know what the foreman of 
the jury said." But her declaration had no effect. 

The minister of Salem, Mr. (Nicholas) Noyes, was over zealous in these 
prosecutions. He excommunicated this honest old woman after her condemna- 
tion. One part of the form seems to have been unnecessary; delivering her over 
to Satan. He supposed she had delivered herself up to him long before. But her 
life and conversation had been such of which many testimonies were given, that 
the remembrance of it, as soon as the people returned to the use of their reason. 
must have wiped off all the reproach which had been occasioned by the manner 
of her death. 

County Court records, Salem. "Thos. Fiske is sworne clerke of ye writts for 
Wenham as also clerk of ye band to ye company there." 28-9th mo., 1654. 

Court of Sessions. Mr. Thomas Jr. Licensed Retailer but not to sell after 
the manner of an Innholder. June 25, 1695. Thomas Fisk of Wenham had his 
license renewed June 30, 1696. Capt. Tho. Fiske aged about 63 years June 26, 
1694. Tho. Kellum, Daniel Kellum, Richard Hatton, Tho. Nowlton, Jona Hobbs 
& Sam'l Lumus all personally appeared in upper court & presented their written 
evidence which they made oath to relating to bounds betwixt the land of 
Comtt Sallowstell & the land of Capt. Epes dec'd or late his Lyeing nigh Wen- 
ham which evidences are filed up with this county Records. 

June Session, 1694. Capt. Tho. Fiske testified in relation to what transpired 
"about twenty years ago" — the land was north of the brook that runeth out of 
Pleasant Poond & Goodman Edward Lummus was the first one who lived on Col. 
Saltonstalls farm. 

Capt. Thomas Fiske of Wenham made his will Apr. 24, 1705, which was 
proved Sept. i, 1707, by all three of the witnesses, viz.: Jacob, James, Jr., and 
Hannah Brown, all of Ipswich, legatees. Wife Martha was to have by contract 
when he married her one hundred pounds in money in one year after his decease; 
to have her wood from his land joining Pleasure Pond, &c. Son Thomas Fiske 
had already received his double portion. The church in Boston to which he 
belonged was to have five pounds in money. Son-in-law John Perkins for his 
children should have two parcels in great meadow that he already occupied, 
estimated to be about six acres. To Ann Perkins five pounds. Grandson Andrew 
Dodge to have twenty pounds when he became of age. Son-in-law John Dodge's 
four children, which he had by the testator's daughter, viz., Phineas, Amos, Mar- 
tha and Elizabeth, three pounds each. Daughters Sarah Dodge and Elizabeth 
Browne to have the residue according to the appraisal of three disinterested men 
chosen by sons-in-law Josiah Dodge and Nathaniel Browne. The executors of 
the will were Thomas Fiske and son-in-law Nathaniel Browne. 

He d. Aug. IS, 1707; res. Wenham, Mass. 

219. i. THOMAS, b. , 1656; m. Rebecca Perkins. 

220. ii. ' JOSIAH, b. Nov. 4, 1657; d. Apr. 30, 1662. 

221. iii. AMOS, b. Feb. i, 1660; d. May 12, 1662. 

222. iv. ELEAZER, b. Dec. 22, 1664; d. Sept. 25, 1668. 

223: V. MARTHA, b. Feb. 27, 1667; m. John, son of John and Sarah 
Dodge, who was b. Apr. 15, 1662, and d. Jan. 18, 1703 or 1704. 
She d. Dec. 29, 1697. Ch. : Phineas, b. May 23, 1688; d. July 
i9> 1759; m- 1st, Martha Edwards, and 2d, Sarah Whipple. 
Amos, b. about 1690; d. Mar. 28, 1705 or 1706; m. Mary Webb. 
Martha. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 15, 1695. 

224. vi. SARAH, b. Jan. 14, 1672; m. Josiah Dodge. Lydia Fiske m. 

Dec. 18, 1690, Josiah, son of John and Sarah Dodge, who was 
b. June 4, 1665, and d. Jan. 19, 1714 or 1715. After her death 
he m. a Sarah Fiske, who d. Mar. 17, 1729 or 1730, in her six- 
tieth year. Josiah Dodge had eleven children by his two 

225. vii. HANNAH, b. July 25, 1674; m. Andrew, son of John and Sarah 

Dodge, probably May 26, 1696. He was b. Oct. 29, 1676, and 
d. Feb. 17, 1747 or 1748. She d. Dec. 2. 1703, in her thirtieth 
year. Ch. : Hannah, b. July 7, 1699; d. Apr. 19, 1704. An- 


drew, b. Nov. 26, 1703; d. I\Iar., 1741. Andrew joined an expe- 
dition against the Spanish possessions, and was killed in the 
attack on Cartagena in Mar., 1741. 

226. viii. ELIZABETH, b. Feb. 13, 1677; m. Nathaniel Browne. 

227. ix. ELEAZER, b. May 3, 1670. 

179. JOHN FISKE (Nicholas, William, Nicholas. Simon, Simon, William, 

Symond), bap. in Laxfield, England, ■ ; m. Sept. 23, 1600, iNIary Bade. Res. 

Laxfield, and at Banyard Green, England. 

228. i. ANNE, bap. May 17, 1601. 

229. ii. MARY, bap. Jan. 27, 1604. 

230. iii. ELIZABETH, bap. Feb. 19, 1607. 

231. iv. MARGARET, bap. Feb. 2, 1613. 

184. REV. MOSES FISKE, M. A. (John, John, William, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., Apr. 12, 1642; m. Sept. 9, 1671, by 
Capt. Daniel Gookin, assistant, Sarah Symmes, dau. of William of Charlestown 
and Woburn; d. Dec. 2, 1692; m. 2d, Jan. 7, 1701, Mrs. Ann (Shepard) Quincy, 
widow of Daniel of Boston, and dau. of the distinguished Rev. Thomas Shepard 
of Charlestown; d. July 28, 1708. Sarah Symmes was the daughter of William, 
Jr., b. Jan. 10, 1627, and his first wife, as his servant, John Warner, testified that 
his master was a widower when this daughter married in 1671. Of William's 
mother Capt. Johnson says: "Among all the Godly women that came through 
the perilous seas to war their warfare, the wife of this zealous teacher shall not be 
omitted." He was b. in Wenham, a village in Salem, Mass., and baptized at the 
latterplace in June, 1642. He w-as son of John Fiske, who was born in the Parish of 
St. James in South Elmham, a subdivision of the Hundred of Wangford in the 
County of Suffolk; came to Boston in disguise in 1637 with his wife (Ann Gipps) 
and children, sat down, first at Cambridge. Removed the same year to Salem, 
was ordained Oct. 8, 1644, as minister of Wenham, and in 1655 became minister at 
Chelmsford, where he died Jan. 14, 1677. The son's charges in college, extending 
from 3-7-58 to 3-7-59 are for tuition, gallery, detriment and sizing, and he is 
credited by 59 pounds of butter and 5 sheep. His part on taking his second 
degree at commencement in 1665, has been noticed elsewhere. Not long after- 
ward he was at Dover, N. H., perhaps as a preacher. In 1666 he was made free- 
man. From 1668 to 1671 he officiated as Pastor at Woronoco, now Westfield, 
Mass. After the death of the Reverend William Thompson, in the part of Brain- 
tree now Quincy, the church there was so divided that the people could not effect 
a settlement for a successor. Accordingly, "at a County Court held at Boston 
by the adjournment the 23d of Nov., 1671, the court having taken into considera- 
tion the many means that have been used with the Church of Braintree, and hith- 
erto nothing done to effect, as to the obtaining the ordinances of Christ amongst 
them, this Court therefore orders and desires Mr. Moses Fiske to improve his 
labors in preaching the word of Braintree until the church there agree and obtain 
supply for the work of the ministry, or this court take further order." In the 
Braintree records, as stated by Lunt, Fiske writes: "Being ordered by the court 
and advised by the Reverend Elders and other friends, I went up from the hon- 
ored Mr. Edw'd Tyng's with two of the brethren of this church, sent to accom- 
pany me (2, ID mo., 1671), being the Saturday, to preach God's word unto them." 

"3> 10, 71 (Dec. 3, 1671). After evening exercises was ended I apologized as 
to my coming, etc. 

"4, 10, 71. About twenty of the brethren came to visit at Air. Flynt's, mani- 
festing (in the name of the church) their read}^ acceptance of what the Honored 
Court had done (having received and perused their order, with letters sent to their 
Townsmen respecting their duty toward their minister) and thanking me for my 
complience therewith. 

"24, 12, 71. The church by their messengers (Capt. Brackett, Lieut. Quin- 
sej\ Deacon Bass, John Doscet. sen., Gregory Belchar, Will Veazy, sen., Saml. 
Tompson) did jointly and unanimously desire my settlement amongst them, and 
that in order to office. 

"14. 2, 72. Having advised, I gave the church, after evening exercise was fin- 
ished (being often urged thereto), an answer of acceptance through God's assist- ■ 
ance, understanding the concurrence of the neighbors which was partly expressed, 
and part tacit. 



"5. 3, 72. The church passed a vote of election (3 or 4 suspending who, after 
acceptance, etc., manifested their hearty concurrence^.' 

June 18, 1672, the town voted to give me £60 in money as by a town 
rate, and he to make provision for himself as housing or else to live in a town 
house provided for the ministry. And the house and land bought by the town 
of brother Samuel Tompson, being about five acres and a half or six acres, to be 
fences and housing set in good repair. 

Aug. 18, 1672, iiaving obtained letters of recommendation and dismission from 
the church at Chelmsford, he joined the church in Braintree and gave his "answer 
of aceptance to their call to office, the Rev. Elders and others advising and often 
renewing their request to that end." He was ordained Sept. 11, 1672. "Mr. Eliot 
prayed and gave the charge; Mr. Oxenbridge and the Deacons joined in laying 
on hands; Mr. Thatcher gave the right hand of fellowship. Dep. Gov. Leveret, 
Mr. Danforth, Mr. Tynge and Mr. Stoughton were present." Probably, accord- 
ing to the custom of the day, he preached his own ordination sermon. Oct. 26, 
1674, the majority at a public town meeting voted that he "should have £80 
for the year — 74, in wood part and corn, at the Country rate price, which 
was barley 4s., pease 4s., Indian 3s., malt 4s." Aug. 7, 1704, it was "90 pounds in or 
as money" (he finding himself with wood), to be annually paid to him, or his 
assigns, during his performing ye work of the ministry in the town, from the first 
of Mar., 1704." During the last years of Fiske's ministry his comfort was disturbed 
by a controversy between two sections of Braintree. The population had out- 
grown the capacity of the meeting house, and the southern portion, for many 
years, had petitioned without success for a larger one to be situated near to them. 
The distance for them to travel was long, the roads bad, particularly in winter, and 
the Lord's day became one of labour instead of rest. The population of the two 
sections was nearly equal. The northern section vigourously opposed the project 
and the other began to build for themselves, promising to be at the whole cost of 
the meeting house and to maintain their own minister. This, and propositions to 
pay ID pounds and afterward 20 pounds of the 90 pounds of Fiske's salary, were 
declined. Particulars may be found in Adams, Lunt, ^Marshall, and Pattee, 
and, according to depositions of parties interested there were questionable meas- 
ures resorted to. "After long and serious differences the members of the first par- 
ish were compelled to yield to a division," and then there was a litigation respect- 
ing Fiske's salary. About one-half of the parishioners and supporters were with- 
drawn on forming the south precinct, where Hugh Adams, H. U., 1697, was settled 
at the gathering of a church, Sept. 10, 1707, at Alonotoquod, now Braintree. Dur- 
ing Fiske's ministry there were 147 persons admitted to his church and 799 bap- 
tized. From a diary in the library of the Massachusetts Historical Society which 
was kept by John Marshall, a mason, though formerly thought to be one Fairchild, 
it appears that Fiske "continued till his dying day, a dilligent, faithful Labourer in 
the harvest of Jesus Christ. Studious in the holy scriptures, having an extraor- 
dinary Gift in prayer, above many good men and in preaching equall to the most; 
inferior to few, zealously dilligent for God and the good of men, one who thought 
no Labour, Cost of Suffering too dear a Price for the good of his people; his 
publick preaching was attended with Convinceing Light and clearness and pow- 
erful affectionate aplication, and his private oversight was performed with impar- 
tiallity, humility and unwearied diligence; he lived till he was near 65 years of age, 
beloved and honored of the most that knew him; on the i8th of July, being the 
Lord's day, he preached all day in publick. But he was not well. Going home 
from his publick Labors he went ill to bed. The distemper. Continued proved a. 
malignant feaver. So that Litel hopes of recovery apearing his church assembled! 
together and earnestly besought the Great Shepherd of the sheep, that they might 
not be deprived of him. But heaven had otherwise determined for, on Tuesday,. 
Aug. 10 (1708), he dyed about one afternoon." He was m. Sept. 9, 1671, by Capt.. 
Gookin, assistant, to Sarah, dau. of William Symmes, of Charlestown or Woburn. 
She d. Dec. 2, 1692. They had fourteen children, of whom six died in infancy. 
Mary, the eldest child, b. Aug. 25, 1673, m. Sept. 16, 1697, Joseph Baxter, of Med- 
field, H. U., 1693; Sarah, Sept. 22, 1674, m., in 1698, Thos. Ruggles, of New Guil- 
ford, Conn., H. U., 1690; Ann, Oct. 29, 1678, m., June 30, 1709, Joseph Marsh, H. 
U., 1709, her father's successor; Moses, July 19, 1682; John, Nov. 26, 1684, H. U., 
1702, of Killingly, Conn.; William. Aug. 2, 1684, and Samuel, Apr. 6, 1689, H. U., 
1708. Jan. 7, 1700-1, Samuel Sewall, H. U., 1671, m. 2d, to Anna, b. Sept. 13, 1663, 


widow of Daniel Quincy and dau. of Thomas Shepard, H. U., 1653. She d. July 
24, 1708, less than three weeks before her husband, having had Shepard, H. U., 
1721, a physician at Killingly, Conn., and at Bridgewater, Mass., who d. June 14, 
1779, and Margaret, b. Dec. 16, 1705, who m., Jan. 23, 1727-28, Rev. Nathan Buck- 
nam, of Medway, H U„ 1721. 

Mr. Fiske was placed in the tomb where lie his two wives and his successor, 
Joseph Marsh, H. U., 1705, besides others. On his tombstone is this inscription: 
"Braintree! They prophet's gone, this tomb inters 

The Rev. Moses Fisk his sacred herse. 

Adore heaven's praiseful art, that formed the man, 

Who souls not to himself, but Christ oft won; 

Sail'd through the straits with Peter's family, 

Renown'd and Gaius hospitality, 

Paul's patience, James prudence, John's sweet love. 

Is lauded enter'd clear'd and crown'd above." 

In the library of the Massachusetts Historical Society a manuscript sermon 

delivered before the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1694. The text 

is taken from Eph. vi., 14. "Stand them therefore so." It is noticeable that one 

item in the inventory of Fiske's is "His Armour." 

Authorities. T. Alden's Collection of American Epitaphs, lii., 24. W. Allen, 
History of Chelmsford, 125, 126. American Register, viii., 44-53. J. Farmer, 
Memorial (22). Harvard College Stewards' Account Books, i, 369, 370. J. G. 
Holland, History of West Massachusetts, i, 66, 11, 142. W. P. Lunt, Two Hun- 
dredth Anniversary Digressions, 44, 102, 114. J. Marshal, Manuscript Diary in the 
library of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Massachusetts Historical Society 
Collections, vi. 240; ix., 193; xxx., 157. C. Mather Magnalia, iii., 141. New 
England Historical and Genealogical Register, ix., 151; xi., 71. W. S. Pattee, 
History of Quincy, 204. J. Savage, Genealogical Dictionary, ii., 166. W. B. 
Sprague, Annals of the American Pulpit, i., 107. G. Whitney, History of 
Quincy, 34- . 

The ministerial tomb was erected by the Rev. Moses Fiske, the third minister 
of the first church, in which he and his two wives were buried. After his death 
this tomb was selected as the ministerial sepulcher in which all the ministers of the 
first church have been interred with the exception of Mr. Thompson and Mr. Flint. 
Over the grave of the latter was placed a large flat stone, as was then the custom, 
to prevent the wild beasts from removing the remains of the dead from their 
last resting place. Not long before the decease of the Rev. Peter Whitney the 
monument over the tomb was renewed by the ladies of Quincy, with granite, and 
the freestone tablet that surmounted it was preserved." 

He d. Aug. ID, 1708; res. Dover, Braintree, and Quincy, Mass. 
232. i. MARY, b. Aug. 25, 1673; m. Sept. 16, 1697, Joseph Baxter, of 

Medfield, Gr. H. U., 1693. 
223- ii. SARAH, b. Sept. 22, 1674; m-, 1698, Rev. Thomas Ruggles, of 

New Guilford, Conn., Gr. H. U., 1690. 
234. iii. ANN, b. Oct. 29, 1678; m. June 30, 1709, Rev. Joseph Marsh. 
He was the successor of his father-in-law as minister of Brain- 
tree and was ordained pastor May 18, 1709. He was graduated 
at Harvard College in the class of 1705. He d. Mar. 8, 1725, 
and was buried in the same tomb with Rev. Mr. Fiske. 
MOSES, b. July 19, 1682. 
JOHN, b. Nov. 26, 1684; m. Abigail Hobart. 
WILLIAM, b. Aug. 2, 1685. 
SAMUEL, b. Apr. 6, 1689; m. Anna Gerrish. 
SHEPARD, b. Apr. 19, 1704; m. Alice Alger. 
MARGARET, b. Dec. 16, 1705; m. Jan. 23, 1727, Rev. Nathan 

JOHN, b. May 20, 1681; d. Aug. 5, 1681. 
SAMUEL, b. Feb. 19, 1687; d. Mar. 4, 1687. 
EDWARD, b. Oct. 20, 1692; d. Oct. 25, 1692. 
ELIZABETH, b. Oct. 9, 1679; m. Jan. 28, 1703, Eliezer Foster. 
MARTHA, b. Nov. 25, 1675; d. Nov. 28, 1675. 
ANNA, b. Aug. 17, 1677; d. June 9, 1678. 
RUTH, b. Mar. 24, 1692; d. June 6, 1692. 

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187. DEA. WILLIAM FISKE (William, John, William, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), bap. Wenham, Mass., June 4, 1642-43; m. there, Jan. 
IS, 1662, Sarah Kilham, b. 1649; d. Jan. 26, 1737. Austin Kilham, with his brother 
Daniel, emigrated from the Parish of Kilham, Yorkshire, England, the same year, 
and probably in company with the Fiskes. Both settled and were freemen in 
Wenham before 1645, and are presumed to be the ancestors of all New England 
families of that name. Austin, by wife Alice, had Lot, born Sept. 11, 1640, who 
settled and died in Enfield; and Sarah, born Jan. 24, 1642, who married Deacon 
William Fiske, and died Jan. 26, 1737 (as the record says), "aged 98." Her father, 
and probably his brother, followed Rev. John Fiske to Chelmsford, 1657. Her 
cousin, Daniel Kilham, Jr., figured conspicuously in town affairs for many years, 
and his son, Hon. Daniel Kilham (a democrat), was the formidable antagonist 
of Hon. Timothy Pickering in many a hotly contested campaign in Essex politics. 
Killim Austin made his will 2d 4 mo 1667 which was proved Sept 24 1667 Inv 
of his estate taken nth 4 mo 1667 and Allace widow of Austin Killum made her 
will July 3, 1667. In his will is mentioned sons Lott & John — She in her will 
mentions son Daniel — dau. Elizth Hutten who then had a daughter named Elizth 
— Daughter Sarah Fisk Daughters Mary & Ruth — Daniel's wife — granddaughter 
Mary Killum & son Lott. 

He was a weaver bytrade. He held a number of town ofifices; was representative 
in 1701-04-11-13 and 1714; was moderator in 1702-03, 1712-13 and 1714. He was also 
called lieutenant. He was elected deacon of the Congregational church in 1679. 
They were the parents of fourteen children, ten of whom grew up and had families. 
Of these seven were sons. He died universally esteemed and lamented. His son 
Ebenezer was executor of his will. 

Lt William Fiske of Wenham weaver bought of John Newman of Wenham 
Physition and wife Ruth for 100 pounds 60 acres of upland swamp in Wenham 
"bounded as followeth Southwardly by ye land of said Wm Fiske Theophilus Rix 
& Saml Fiske senr, Westwardly by ye land of Wm Fairfield and Northwardly by 
said Wm Fiske own land in part & by ye great swamp in part according to ye 
bound markers on that side being from ye Northeasterly corner of Wm Fairfields 
Land to a white Oake tree standing on a point of upland adjoinmg to a small 
parcell of meadow of said Wm Fiskes and so Northeasterly including a parcell of 
meadow Commonly called Kemps meadow till it comes to ye Northwestwardly 
corner bounds of John Batchelders Land & Eastwardly by said Batchelders Land 
and Also ten acres of meadow more or less situated in Wenham great meadow 
called Mr. Newman's ten acres lot bounded by the meadow John Robinson lot & 
Jas & Sam Moulton M E Parker John Perkins and by ye great swamp jan 18 log.'-'S 
Lt Wm Fiske of Wenham had released to him by John Newman of Glocester 
Treader 70 acres of land in Wenham which tract of land was bought by ye said 
Wm Fiske of my bond father John Newman Esq &c as bounded in sd William 
Fisk's de^d bearing date Jan ye 18 1695-6 witnessed by The. Rix & Daniel Fisk 
Feb. 23, 1720-1. 

He d. Feb. 5, 1728; res. Wenham, Mass. 
248. i. WILLIAM, b. Jan. 30, 1663; m. Marah . 

SAMUEL, b. Feb. 16, 1670; m. Elizabeth Browne. 

JOSEPH, b. Apr. 14, 1672; m. Susan Warner and Mrs. Eliz- 
abeth Fuller. 

BENJAMIN, b. Apr. 6, 1674; m. Mary Quarles. 

THEOPHILUS, b. July 28, 1676; m. Phebe Lampson and Me- 
hitable Wilkins. 

EBENEZER, b. Mar. 22, 1679: m. Elizabeth Fuller and Mrs. 
Martha Kimball. 

JONATHAN, b. July 22, 1681: d. Feb. 14. 1705. 

SARAH, b. Feb. 5, 1664; m. Sept. 14, 1688, John Cook; was a 
legatee in her father's will. They moved to Windsor, Conn., 
and had John, b. 1692. 

RUTH, b. Mar. 2, 1666; m., and d. before 1725, leaving heirs. 

SAMUEL, b. Mar. 2, 1667; d. young. 

MARTHA, b. May 5, 1668, a legatee in her father's will. 

JOSEPH, b. Feb. 10, 1669; d. voung. 

EBENEZER, b. Feb. 10, 1677; d. June 7. 1678. 
























261. xiv. ELIZABETH, b. Dec. 12, 1684. She was legatee in her father's 

188 SAMUEL FISKE (William, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, 

William, Symond,) b. in Wenham, Mass., ; m. Nov. 6, 1679, Phebe Bragg; 

d. in Wenham Oct. i, 1696; m. 2d, May 24, 1697, Mrs. Hannah Allen of Man- 
chester; d. Jan. 30, 1722. She was b. 1662. William Allen of Manchester. Inv. 
of his estate was taken Dec. 29, 1696, and Hannah Allen, his widow was appointed 
administrator Jan. 4. 1696; account rendered by the administrator, Hannah Allen 
alias Fiske, Dec. 13, 1696. Fiske resided in Wenham, where he was born and was 
made a freeman there March 25, 1685. On the land records he is referred to as 
Samuel Senr, and his occupation is mentioned as a tailor. He was frequently 
elected to offices of selectman, tythhigman, constable, etc., and he acquired a lar^a 
estate. Before his death he made a distribution of his property by deed to his 
five sons. 

From Wenham Town Records: 1699. "Sam'l Fiske, Jr., is accepted as a 
commoner in the right of his brother Joseph Fiske who was accepted and is re- 
moved to Ipswich." Same time: "Benj. Fiske is accepted as comon'r in o'r 

1699. Sam'l Fisk Jr. and Sam'l Fisk Sen'r granted pine & hemlock tim- 
ber for shingles, &c. Sam'l F. sen'r and jr., juror. 

Sam'l Fiske of Wenham Taylor John Stiles Thomas Cummings and David 
Peabody all of Boxford husbandmen owned a tract of land in Boxford contain- 
ing 800 acres more or less as it is bounded which was land that old Mr. Zacheus 
Gould formerly gave to his 4 daughters this land lyeth on ye south side of ye 
brooke called ye Fishing brook "bounded by stakes & stones" to Andover line 
& running Northwestwardly on Andover line till it ^ome to ye Fishing brook & 
so bounded by ye channel till it come to ye first mentioned bounds & they made 
a division of it I\Iar. 29, 1708 & acknowledged Mar. 15, 1710-11 in the description 
is mentioned the names of Long meadow Reddington's meadow brook & eight 
mile meadow swamp. 

Sam'l Fiske of Wenham yeoman gives by deed to two sons Daniel & Benj. 
Fiske all his real Estate & Personal Estate including House barn land &c in Wen- 
ham, to be divided equally at his decease the Grantor "having disposed of all 
my Estate in Boxford & Rowley Village to my three sons, viz.: Sam'l & John & 
_Wm Fiske as may appear by Deeds under my hand and seal Signed Sept. 18 1716 
in presence of Tho Fiske Thos How & Wm Rogers ack'd same time. 

Sam'l Fiske of Wenham Taylor bought of John Staniford of Ipswich cord- 
wainer with consent of his wife Margaret upland 47 acres bounded by ye com- 
mon beginning at a white Oake marked and running Northerly seventy five rods 
to a white Oake thence running easterly 84 poles to a Black ash bounded by James 
Bailey & Ezekial Northend & Thence Southerly fifty three Rods by said Northend 
to an elm & thence southwest fifty eight rods by a piece of meadow &c situated 
in Rowley July 10 1707. Witnessed by a Wm Fiske. 

Samuel Fiske Taylor of Wenham received a quit claim of his part of the 800 
acres on south side of ye Fishing brook in Boxford viz the land Old Mr. Zac. 
GouM p-ave to his four daughters & which Fisk T Cummings John Steles & 
David Peabody had a right to, see above. "The bounds of the whole piece is in 
a deed which Capt. John Gould gave to Mr. Newmarch of Ipswich which deed 
Thomas Comings of Boxford hath" by Andover line Reddings meadow Fishing 
brook Fame's meadow & Works meadow &c. Dated Mar 29 1708 acknowl- 
edged by them Mar. 15, 1710-11. 

Samuel Fiske Jr Wenham weaver & wife EH-/th sold to Wm Fairfield 
of Wenham husbandman his dwelling house barn with the 40 acres of lam in sev- 
eral lotts some of it was bounded by said Fairfield Theophilus Fiske swamp called 
Sam'l Fiskes some of great meadow bounded by Caleb Kimball by the land Capt 
Fiske bought of I\Ii Newman by the land the grantor bought of Capt Fiske by 
land Capt Fiske sold to Tho Tarbox one piece bounded by land Capt Fiske Jr 
sold to Theophilus Fiske & westerly upon ye meadow of Benj Fiske sold him by 
Nath'l Brown & northerly upon meadow land of Dea Fiske partly & partly upon 
meadow said Sam'l Fiske & Joseph Fiske purchased of Nath'l Stone. He d. Oct. 
31, 1716; res. Wenham, Mass. 

262. i. SAMUEL, b. ; m. Sarah Reddington. 

263. ii. JOHN, b. ; m. Abigail Poor. 


264. iii. WILLIAM, b. June 10, 1687; m. Rebecca Reddington, Lydia 
Thurston and Bethiah Goodrich. 

265. iv. DANIEL, b. ; m. Sarah Fuller. ^ 

266. V. BENJAMIN, b. ; d. unm. Sept. 16, 1719. 

267. vi. HANNAH, b. Jan. 7, 1698; d. Feb. 3, 1699. 

189. JOSEPH FISKE (William, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, 
William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., about 1650; m. in Lynn, May 22, 
1677, Elizabeth Haman. He was born in Wenham, but early removed to Lynn, 
Where he married his wife. Later he moved to Ipswich, where he afterwards 
resided and later to Swansey, where he died. Joseph Fiske of Lynn was in 
account with the estate of Wm. Barber in 1677. Mar. 24, 1689, he was "39 years 
of age or thereabouts" at the time he testified in regard to the will of Edward 
Richards. Joseph Fiske was a legatee in the will of James Axey with whom he 
had served. And he was executor of the will of said Axcy's widow in 1670. In 
1699 he was residing in Ipswich. He immigrated to Rehoboth and followed the 
Indian trail to the Pawtucket river through the unbroken wilderness, not far from 
1700. His children were probably born elsewhere, but are recorded in Swansey. 
He d. ; res. Lynn, Ipswich, Swansey, Mass. 

268. i. JOSEPH, b. July, 1678; in Ipswich; d. there May 24, 1731. 

269. ii. SAMUEL, b. July 5, 1680; rec. in Swansey; m. Mehitable 

Wheaton and Elizabeth . 

270. iii. MARY, b. Apr. 19, 1684; rec. in Swansey; m. Jan. 9, 1723, Isaac 

Mason, Jr. 

190. BENJAMIN FISKE (William, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, 
William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass.; m. Nov. 6, 1674, Bethusha Morse, dau. of 
Dea. Morse; res. Medlield, Mass. 

LYDIA, b. Sept. 18, 1675. 
MARY, b. July 22, 1677. 
BETHIA, b. June 25, 1683. 
BENJAMIN, b. Apr. 25, 1684. 
MARTHA, b. Jan. 14, 1685. 
He had probably other children and moved away. 

192. JOHN FISKE (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, William, Robert, Simon, Simon. 
William, Symond), b. England, about 1619; ni; Dec. 11, 1651, Sarah Wyeth, eldest 
and only child of Nicholas by his first wafe b. and bap. in England (see Cam- 
bridge Church Gathering, p. 58). John Fiske was born in England and came to 
America with his brother Nathan and father Nathaniel. The mother had prob- 
ably died in England. The father died on the passage over. John took the oath 
of fidelity in 1652. In Watertown he purchased the west end of six acres of the 
Henry Dow lot, next south of Dea. T. Hastings and this was his first homestall 
which he sold Mar. 15, 1648 to Charles Stearns. The inventory of his estate was 
made Nov. 28, 1684, and amounted to £94-10-0. His daughters, Sarah, Margaret 
and Mary received at the age of 18 from Philip Smith, surviving executor of their 
uncle, John Clarke, late of Newport, R. I., physician, deceased, legacies out of 
land on the Island of Canonicut, June 2, 1684, George and Martha (Fiske) Adams 
received a similar legacy, each £3-14 (see ^lid. Deeds, Vol. IX., p. 42-45). The 
inventory of his estate was made by John Warren, Jonathan Smith and John 
Nevenson. He d. Oct. 28, 1684, ae. 65; res. Watertown, Mass.. 

276. i. SARAH, b. Feb. i, 1652. 

2-]~. ii. JOHN, b. Nov. 7, 1654; d. Feb. 1655. 

278. iii. JOHN, b. Nov. 20, 1655; m. Abigail Parks and Hannah Richards. 

279. iv. MARGARET, b. Nov. 28, 1658; d. unm. ae. 91, Jan. 15, 1750. 

280. v. jMARY, b. July 5. 1661; m. Feb. 5, 1684, Joseph Mason. She d. 

Jan. 6, 1723. He was a tanner. The inventory of his estate is 
dated Aug. 11, 1702, £195-7-0; res. Watertown. Ch.: i 
Mary, b. May 2, 1685; m. Thomas Learned, an inholder of Wat. 

2. Hester, b. July 8, 1686; m. Nov. 10. 1737, Capt. Joseph 
Coolidge. He d. 1749, and she m. Edward Johnson of Woburn. 

3. Joseph, b. Oct. 2, 1688; m. W.?sy Monk. 4. Sarah, b. Nov, 
17,1691: m. Thomas Chamberlin of Newton. He d. and she 
m. 2d, John Bond of Wat. 











281. vi. WILLIAM, b. Feb. 22, 1663; m. Hannah Smith. 

282. vii. MARTHA, b. Dec. 15, 1666; m. Jan. 20, 1683, George Adams 

of Lex. He was the son of George Adams of Wat., glover, 
and was b. in 1647. He was bap. by Rev. Mr. Angier and 
owned the covenant June 19, 1698. He was assessor in 1702 
and constable 1715. She was bap. in Wat. by Rev. Mr. Bailey, 
Nov. 21, 1686. He d. Jan. 27, 1732; res. Lexington. Ch.: 
George, b. Apr. 28, 1685. He was a physician, "a bonesetter 

and chirurgeon"; m. Judith ; res. Wat. and Wal. 

Martha, b. Jan. 10, 1686. John, b. Sept. 2, 1688; m. Oct. 27, 
1714, Mary Flagg. She was a daughter of Lt. Gershom and 
Hannah (Leffingwell) Flagg; said Lt. was killed in action 
with the Indians, July 6, ibgo, at Wheelwright's pond. The 
descendants of George Adams, Jr., and Martha (Fiske) Adams 
are very numerous. Among the descendants of said George 
and Martha F. Adams living in the region of Chicago are 
Andrews T. Merriman of 1208 Judson Ave. and Richard K. 
Adams of 1242 Judson Ave., Evanston, 111. The former was 
one of the earlier settlers of Chicago. Nathaniel, bap. June 12, 
1698; m. Eunice Stearns; res. Grafton (see Hist, of G. by Fred 
C. Pierce). Sarah, b. June 12, 1698. Benjamin, b. Dec. 20, 

1701; m. Eunice — . Abigail, b. ; m. May 30, 1727, 

Ebenezer Brown. Anna, b. ; m. Dec. 7, 1727, Isaac 


283. viii. ELIZABETH, b. May 11, 1669; m. in Sherburne, Dec. 27, 1688, 

Simon Mellen, Jr., of Fram. He was b. Sept. 25, 1665, in 
Winesimet. Ch.: Simon, b. May 16, 1690. Mary, b. June 
4, 1695; d. Apr. 30, 171 1. James, b. Mar. 8, 1698. Simon, the 
father, was constable in 1700, tythingman 1703 and selectman 
in 1704. He d. Aug. 30, 1717, ae. 52. His funeral was preached 
by Rev. Mr. Swift. His inventory amounted to £629. 

284. ix. NATHANIEL, b. Sept. 11, 1672. 

■^?>S. X. ABIGAIL, b. Oct. 8, 1675; m. July 14, 1699, Dea. Jonathan San- 
derson; res. Wat. He was assessor and selectman. She d, 
Apr. 29, 1759, ae. 84. Ch. : Jonathan, b. July 26, 1700; Dea.; 
res. Wal.; selectman 7 years; m. Grace Barnard. Abigail, b, 
Oct. 23, 1702; m. James Mellen of Fram. Margaret, b. Sept. 
9, 1704; m. Benjamin Whitney of Fram. (see Whitney Gene-r 
alogy by Fred C. Pierce). Eunice, b. July i, 1707; m. Isaac 
Pierce (see Pierce Genealogy by Fred C. Pierce). Thomas, 
b. June 18, 1710; res. Wal.; m. Rebecca Fiske, wid. of David 
Fiske, Jr., and 2d, Anna Dix. Nathaniel, b. May 30, 1713; d, 
Sept. 7, 1774; lived in Framingham and Petersham; m. Oct, 
4, 1739, Mary, dau. of John and Susanna (Goddard) Drury, b. 
Mar. 21, 1721; d. Sept. 8, 1805. Their eldest child was: Jon- 
athan Sanderson, b. Sept. 1740; d. , 1832; lived in Peters- 
ham; m. Mary Curtis. One of their children was: Curtis 
Sanderson, b. Feb. 12, 1779; d. Aug. 22, 1849. He m. Eunice 
Spooner. David, b. June 4, 1715; m. Abigail Jones, Deacon; 
res. Petersham. 
193. NATHAN FISKE (Nathaniel, Natlianiel, William, Robert, Simon, 

Simon, William, Symond), b. in England about 1615; m. Susanna . He 

settled in Watertown as early as 1642, but his name does not appear on the list 
of proprietors of that year. He was admitted freeman, May 10, 1643, and was 
selectman in 1673. His will attested by Joseph Tainter and William Bond, was 
dated June 19, and he died June 21, 1676. His sister, Martha Underwood, testified 
that he "was very crazy in his memory" before he died. In 1644 he was proprietor of 
one lot of nine acres. This lot, his homestall, was the lot in the Town Plot grant- 
ed to R. Frake on the north side of the Sudbury road, opposite to A. Browne, 
Nathan Fiske, Sen'r of Watertown, Vol. 4, P. 269, Mid. Prob. Rec. Will date 
June 19, 1676 Bequests — Sonne Nathan, 30s "he being already thorow the mercy of 
God well provided for with my help formerly. 2nd sonne John Fiske — dwelling 
house barne &c 4 a of upland upon the little playne & 10 ac of Meadow in the 


meadow comonly called Thatcher's Meadow," &c. 3 — To my sonne David & 
Nathaniel Fiske 13 a of my land lying in the further playne, to be equally divided 
between them. 4 Daughter Sarah Gale. 5 My two eldest sons, Nathan & John 
Exrs. (P. 270 "'a true Inventory of Nathan Fiske. who died the 21 of June 
1676.") He d. June 21, 1676; res. Watertown, Mass. 

286. i. NATHAN, b. Oct. 17, 1642; m. Elizabeth Fry. 

287. ii. JOHN, b. Aug. 25, 1647. He was living in 167b and was executor 

of his father's vv'ill. He was a witness in court June 11, 1679, 
was then ae. 30. 

288. iii. DAVID, b. Apr. 29, 1650; m. Elizabeth Reed. 

289. iv. NATHANIEL, b. July 12, 1653; m. Mrs. Mary (Warren) Child. 

290. V. SARAH, b. 1656; m. Sept. 3, 1673, Abraham Gale. He was a son 

of Richard Gale, who came from England and settled in 
Watertown before 1640. Abraham was admr. freeman Oct. 11, 
1682. She d. May 14, 1728. Ch. : Abraham, b. 1674. He was 
a Selectman, Watertown; m. Dec. 6, 1699, Rachel, dau. of John 
and Abigail (Garfield) Parkhurst, b. Dec. 30, 1678; d. Jan. 30, 
1767. One of their children was: Abraham Gale, b. Nov. 28, 
1700; d. Sept. 30, 1779. He was a blacksmith, Weston, Mass.; 
m. Esther, dau. of John Cunningham; she d. July 16, 1782. 
One of their children was: Daniel Gale, b. June 17, 1721. His 
final residence was in Warwick, Mass; m. Sept. 8, 1743, Sarah, 
dau. of John and Abigail Lamson, b. Nov. 29, 1721. One of 
their children was: Daniel Gale, b. Nov. 18, 1753; lived in 
Petersham, was a soldier in the Revolution; m. Esther, dau. 
of Comfort and Martha (Norris) Rice, b. Dec. 29, 1755; d. 

, 1858. Four of their children were: Marthn Gale, b. 

Mar. 31, 1779; d. . She m. Philip Spoonei. Luther 

Gale, b. Mar. 31, 1779; d. Mar. 18, 1864; m. Sarah Spooner. 
He m. 2d, Nancy Spooner. Daniel Gale, b. Mar. 27, 1783; d. 
Feb. 14, 1867; m. Betsey Holland. Nahum Gale, b. Mar. 17, 
1789; d. June 16, 1854; m. Emily Holland. Sarah, b. 
Feb. 15, 1675; d. young. Richard, b. Sept. 25, 1677. 
Hopestill, b. and d. Dec, 1678. Mary, b. Mar. 27, 1680; d. 
young. Abigail, b. Mar. 12, 1681; d. Nov. 21, 1696. Mary, b. 
Sept. 12, 1683; m. Samuel Sanderson. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 30, 
1686; m. Elizabeth Green. John, b. Apr. 23, 1687; m. Lydia 

. Mary, bap. Apr. 1689; m. Michael Pratt of Oxford. 

Sarah, b. Aug. 29, 1694. Jonas, bap. Nov. 14, 1697; d. Mar. 17, 
1717. Elizabeth, b. July 9, 1699. Lydia, b. July 9, 1699. Abi- 
gail, b. ; m. 1720, Edward Jackson, Jr., of Newton. 

Copy of a portion of Will of Abraham (jale of Watertown: 
"I give and bequeath to Sarah, my well beloved wife, all my 
Personal estate within doors for her comfort & support during 
the time she Remains my widow; and further my will is that 
my wife shall have a comfortable Room in my mansion house, 
and to be constantly Provided with sufficient fire wood laid at 
the door fit for fire, and also to have Ten pounds annually pd. 
her in corn & meat & other Provisions by my two youngest 
sons, namely John & Joshua Gael. But in case my wife shall 
see cause to marry againe, my will is she shall be pd. the sum of 
Twenty pounds by my two above sons out of my Personal 
estate and no more, and the annual Rent to sese.". 

199. DAVID FISKE (David, David, Jefifrey, Robert, Simon, Simon, Wil- 
liam, Symond), b. Watertown April 15, 1650; m. at Ipswich June 17, 1674, Sarah 

Day, of that town; b. — , 1654; d. April 22, 1729. Her father was a bricklayer 

in Ipswich, "being aged" made his will Aug. 11, 1683 which was proved Sept. 25 
1683 in which he mentions sons John — son Thomas— son James Daughter Hannah 
Lord & daughter Sarah Fiske. v. 4 p. 31. Day James made his will Mar. 16 1690-1 
which was proved Mar 31 1691 son Robert to be brought up by the testator's 
brother Robert Lord, Marshall & Tho Day but if Robert the child shou decease 
before coming to the age of 21 the estate was to be equally divided between bro. 










Tho Day & two sisters Rob Lord senr wife & ye wife of David Fisk." V. 4 p. 

David, like his father, was a subscriber to the first meetinghouse in 1692 and, 
Hke his father, was ready to sustain the institution of rehgion, and was elected 
to the dignified ofifice of tythingman. 

Middlesex Probate Records, Vol. 23, page 173. Mch. 18, 1712. David Fisk 
of Cambridge Husbandman with Sarah "my now married wife, sell to John Mun- 
roe. Swamp land in Cambridge towards Concord. 

Presence of Jonathan Fisk, David Russell & Thos Merriam. 
He d. Oct. 23, 1729; res. Lexington, Mass. 

291. i. DAVID, b. Jan. 5, 1676; m. Elizabeth ; where did they go? 

JONATHAN, b. May 19, 1679; m. Abigail Reed. 
ANNA, b. April 2, 1683. 

ROBERT, b. May 8, 1681; m. Mary Stimpson. 
EBENEZER, b. Sept. 16, 1692; m. Grace Harrington and Bethia 

296. v. LYDIA, b. May 14, 1685; m. Dea. Joseph Loring, Jr., b. Sept. 26, 

1684; d. July 4, 1746. She d. Oct. 4, 1758. He went from 
Hingham to Lex. abt. 1706. He purchased 90 acres of land 
in Camb. Farms (Lex.) in 1706 of John Poulter. The deed 
designates him of Hingham. In 171 1 he was one of the sub- 
scribers for the purchase of the common. He and h is wife 
Lydia were ad. to the church July 4, 1708, and of course they 
were m. bef. that time. He was chosen one of the Deacons in 
1743. He was a valuable citizen; was constable in 1714 and 
town treasurer in 1725 and 6. Res. Lex. Ch. : Lydia, bap. 
June 21, 1711, m. 1731, John Mason; Joseph, bap. Aug. 21, 1713, 
m. Kezia Gove; was Dea. in 1756. His house was pillaged 
and destroyed by the British April 19, 1775; res. Lex. Sarah, 
bap. July 13, 1715, m. Capt. Thaddeus Bowman, res. Lex.; 
John, bap. Aug. 11, 1717, d. Dec. 13, 1717; Hannah, bap. Sept. 
20, 1719, m. Samuel Winship, res. Lex.; Abigail, bap. Jan. 7, 
1722; Mary, bap. Jan. 7, 1722, m. Samuel Allen. 

297. vi. SARAH, b. June 16, 1687. 

298. vii. ABIGAIL, b. May 20, 1689; d. Aug. 13, 1691. 

205. JAMES FISKE (James, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, Simon, Simon, 
William, Symond), b. Haverhill, Mass., Aug. 8, 1649; m. per Middlesex Co. Rec- 
ords, Feb. 2, 1686, Tabitha Butterick. He was not mentioned in his father's will. 
James Fiske and Samuel Fiske were among the early settlers of Groton, Mass., 
and are supposed to have been brothers. But little is known of their history. 
It is not definitely known where they originated, nor what became of them. No 
record or monument of their deaths or emigration has been found. The same is 
true of their immediate descendants, with one, or at most, two, exceptions. It is 
believed, however, that James and Samuel Fiske were sons of James Fiske, of 
Haverhill, Mass., who was the grandson of Thomas, the third son of Robert and 
Sibyl (Gould) Fiske, of England. Some of the considerations that have lead to this 
belief are as fellows: It has been ascertained that James, of Haverhill, had two 
sons named James and Samuel; that James was born in 1649 and Samuel in 1658, 
but all trace of them appears to have been lost, unless James and Samuel of Groton 
are the same, and if the same, James would have been 41 years old when his first 
child was born in Groton and 56 when his last. Samuel would have been 46 when 
his eldest, and 62 when his youngest child was born. This is not improbable. 
They may have married late in life, or may have had children before coming to 
Groton. The circumstance that two persons should disappear from one section of 
the country, and that two about the same time should appear in another section 
not very remote, bearing the same names and of similar ages, is pretty strong 
evidence that they are identical, and further the name Samuel seems not to have 
been very common in the early history of the Fiskes in this country, and if the 
two above mentioned are identical, the lineage of all. or nearly all, bearing that 
name can be traced. There were subsequently other families of Fiskes in Groton, 
but with a single exception it is not known that they were connected with those 
of James and Samuel. In the history of Groton, the name Fiske is uniformly 









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spelt with an e, while in the history of Pepperell, by the same author, the name is 
as uniformly spelt without an e, though the latter were descendants of the former. 
Res. Groton, Mass. 

299. i. MARY, b. Sept. 11, 1690; m. March 2, 1708, Abraham Byam, of 
JAMES, b. Feb. 11, 1694; m. Lydia Bennett. 

SAMUEL, b. July 10, 1696; m. . 

JOHN, b. Dec. ID, 1699. 
ANN, b. April 16, 1702. 

JONATHAN, b. Sept. 10, 1705; m. Mary , Sarah Wheeler 

and Dorcas Fletcher. 

210. SAMUEL FISKE (James, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, Simon, Simon, 

William, Symond), b. Nov. i, 1658; m. Susanna ; d. in 1759. He died in 

1728 and his real estate settlement occurred Jan. 29, 1728. One-third was given 
to the widow Susanna and the remainder to his sons Samuel and Thomas. June 
9, 1729, Susanna was appointed guardian to Thomas, in his 17th year. Middlesex 
Records, V^ol. 17, P. 294, June 24, 1725. Samuel Fiske of Groton decas (about 2 
y. since) Adm gr to his wid Susanna. After his death the widow moved to Pep- 
perill, where she died in 1759. Her will is dated Sept. 7, 1759, and proved Feb. 
II, 1760. "Being indisposed in body, but" To my beloved son Samuel, daughter 
Susanna Brigham, daughter Experience Fisk, gr. dau. Susanna, gr. dau. Mary 
Elliot, gr. dau. Sarah Fiske, dau. of my Son Samuel, to gr. children heirs of my 
son Thomas deceased, viz Thomas, Mary, John, Sarah and Wainwright Fisk, 
Remainder to be equally divided between my said Samuel and two daughters, 
provided Experience shall live to receive it, but if not to be equally divided be- 
tween my said son Samuel and daughter Susanna excepting to my son Samuel 
four shillings. 

Samuel Fisk of Groton admn granted to his widow Susannah June 24 1725 
which was about two years after his decease at which time the Inv was exhibited 
to the Court Item Homestead land at Badcock Pond — at Old Mill — Cow Pond 
Meadow and in the west side of Burnt Meadow. Division of the estate among 
the heirs Jan. 29 1728-9 some of the land being (as described then) at Browne 
Loaf Plaine and some on the west side of Nashua river had been bought of the 
original owner viz a serjt James Fisk. Children when the division was made 
were Samuel the eldest son Thomas the other son & was in his 17th year when 
Susannah his mother was appointed his guardian June 9 1729. Susannah a 
daughter who then (1728) was about 2S years old. Experience then about 21 years 
of age and Miriam then about 9 years old — Acct of the admx was presented to 
court June 24, 1725, when she charges for paying out money to a John Fiske 
and for her "subsisting the deceased's young children to this day. 

He d. in 1728; res. Groton, Mass. 

Sx\MUEL, b. Mar. 5, 1704; m. Elizabeth Parker. 

SUSANNA, b. Feb. 8, 1706; m. Brigham. She d. abt. 

1760, leaving heirs. 
EXPERIENCE, b. April 29, 1708; living and unm. in 1761. 
THOMAS, b. Feb 21, 1712; m. Mary Parker, 
MERIAM, b. April 18, 1716; d. March 26, 1718. 
MERIAM, b. July 3, 1720; d. young. 

212. DR. JOHN FISKE (John, PhinehaS; Thomas, Robert, Simon, Simon, 
William, Symond), b. in Wenham, Mass., Dec. 12, 1654; m. Jan. 17, 1682, Hannah 
Baldwin, dau. of John of Milford, Conn., and wife Mary Bowen, b. Nov. 20, 1663. 
John Fiske was made freeman in 1685; he practiced physic and surgery in Wen- 
ham, and also in Milford, Conn., to which place he removed with his family in 
1694, when he was admitted to the church. Sons born in Wenham were Phineas. 
Ebenezer, John and Benjamin — all born in Wenham. Dr. John Fiske was a physi- 
cian of some prominence in his day, and his children inherited from him or acquired 
large landed property. He disposed of his estate in Wenham Nov. 15, 1693. In 
proof of his identity Remember Goodhue, formerly Remember Fiske, certifies that 
she was the natural mother of the said John, that the property belonged to him, 
the same being inherited. [Essex Co. Reg. Deeds.] 

"John Fisk, of Wenham, Physician" sold to Tobias Trow about 18 ac. 












"bounded &c &c" signed Nov. 15, 1693. Same day acknowledged before Thos 
Wade J. P. by him & wife Hannah. 

"Remember Goodhue" widow of "Ensign John Fisk" deed of Wenham, being 
adminx of est. of said Jno F. deed, by virtue of settlement of Salem Court upon 
said estate, I did set over &c, unto my son John F. all part of said estate as 
mentioned in above des. premises &c" Various other deeds on record in sub- 
stance as above, confirm relationship Ensign Jno & Dr Jno. Various sales made 
1686 to 1691 on record by Dr John. Probably sale in 1693 was the last, & estab- 
lishes date his removal to Milford in 1694, for in 1695 a letter of recommendation 
was sent him by Rev. Jos Gerrish & others. 

John Fiske of Wenham "Phisitian doe with the consent and aprobation of my 
wife Hannah" sold to Tobias Trow of Beverly cordwainer 10 acrs land & a dwell- 
ing house &c in Wenham bounded easterly by ye highway: Southward & North- 
v^ard by the lands of John Porter & westerly by the land of Ens. John Batchiller 
signed sealed Nov. 15 1693 and one of the witnesses was a Tho Fisk Jr. 

Doctor John Fisk appeared & owned the above written instrument to be his 
act and deed Nov. 20 1693 before Tho Wade Just peace. 

I Remember Goodhue some time wid & Relict of Ensigne John Fisk of Wen- 
ham deceased being admx of the estate of the said deceased by vertue of the settle- 
rnent of Salem Court upon said estate I did in the year one thousand six hundred 
eighty and four set over Deliver and conferme unto my SON John Fisk all the 
every part of what house and land is mentioned in the above premises as his part 
Portion" &c I Thomas Fisk senr of Wenham having formerly been owner of 
some part of the above said land did about thirty years since sell it to my brother 
John Fisk of Wenham deceased & father of John Fisk the subscriber to ye above 
premises Nov 20 1693. 

Doctor Fiske was a physician of respectability and was accounted skillful in 
thearts of physick and chirurgery while in Wenham, as appears from the subjoined 
certificates of commendation copied from the original papers preserved among the 
state papers of Connecticut at Hartford. We also have his own petition to the 
General Court for a license, which was granted after his removal to Milford. His 
professional reputation gave him an elevated position among his medical brethren 
in his new field of labor. His widow Hannah and second son Ebenezer adminis- 
tered on his estate. 
To Mr. John Fiske Doctor; in Milford. 

Yours I received bearing date Jan. 29th, 1695. Glad to hear of your welfare 
and have according to your desire obtained as in the enclosed the hands of as many 
as may be needful for the end designed, hope it will come to your hands & serve 
you. The subscribers of Ipswich are Collonell Appleton, the 2 ministers, Major 
Eps, Deacon Goodhue & Mr. Everson minister att Gloster. And of Wenham 
myself the deacon, and the selectman, I suppose I might have obtained as many 
as I would have asked, none refusing who were desired, we wish you all pros- 
perity in temporals &• spirituals, a blessing on your family and on your calling, 
etc. Your good mother hath been sick & weeke most part of this winter 
desires to hear from you, as doth the deacon, etc. We have nothing new. Indi- 
ans have not appeared this winter; we are expecting we shal hear of them 
ere long. You have heard of the killing of 4 & our taking 3 principal leaders 
of ym the Lord prepare us for trouble, the fruits of our evil ways. 

So not to trouble you more at present, but rest your friend to serve you. 
Mar. 12, 1695, Joseph Gerrish. 

These may certify all whom it may concern, that Mr. John Fiske, late of Wen- 
ham, in the County of Essex in N. E. ; hath for many years with good success, 
practiced in the arts of physick and chirurgery & hath made many notable cures 
among us & hath generally been accounted one of good skill & understanding 
in many maladies & their remedies of which some of us have had experience 
(& others) credible information & doe therefore hereunto subscribe our names 
this 2ist of Feb., 1695. William Fiske, Samuel Appleton and ten others. 

My opinion is of small weight, but being desired I can say that I have so 
much acquaintance with Mr. Fiske that makes me desire that he may have a 
license to practice in physic & chirurgic, in the Colony, which I hope may be for 
the good of many. Apr. 4, 1695, I also am of the same mind, Samuel Mather and 
two others. 

According to the Connecticut Colonial records of May, 1695, John Fisk was 


granted liberty to practice phissick and chirurgery. A note states Mr. John 
Fisk had practiced medicine several years in Wenham, Mass., but has now settled 
in Milford. 

At the general assembly session of Oct., 1702, "Mr. John Fisk informs this 
court that he had received a considerable wound in the former Indian wares, 
therefore requested this court release him from the payment of the country rates 
for the future, it is therefore ordered that said John Fisk be freed Irom paying 
Countrey rates for the future, viz., during his natural life." 

He d. about 1715-18; res. Milford, Conn. 

311. i. BENJAMIN, b. 1683; bap. Mar. 29, 1696; m. Abigail Bowen. 

312. ii. EBENEZER, b. in 1689; m. Mehitable and Rebecca 


313. iii. JOHN, b. in 1693; m. Hannah and Sarah . 

/ 314. iv. PH IN EH AS, b. Dec, 4, 1682; m. Lydia Pratt. 

315. v. HANNAH, b, ; m. Aug. 20, 1713, Jeremiah Peck, son of 

Joseph, b. 1687. Ch.: Hannah, b. May 6, 1716; m. David 
Clark. John (4), b. Dec. 9, 1718; m. Sarah Piatt, Feb. 15, 
1750-51- Jeremiah (4), Jr., b. Jan. 12, 1720-21; m. Frances 
Piatt, Oct. 26, 1743. Phineas (4), b. Apr. 10, 1723; m. Deb- 
orah Clark, Feb. 18, 1745-46. Sarah, b. May 25, 1726. Sibella, 
b. June 24, 1728; m. Jirah Bull. Lucy, b. Oct. 23, 1730. Com- 
fort and Content, twins, b. Apr. i, 1734. Jeremah's will is on 
record at New Haven, B. 10, p. 491, dated Oct. 5, 1765. 
Jeremah (4) settled first at Milford, Conn., but from there 
removed to Watertown, Conn., about 1752. He m. Frances 
Piatt, dau. of Josiah Piatt. Isaac (5) Peck, b. Feb. 9, 1748-49, 
son of Jeremah (4), enlisted in the army of the Revolution 
and was drowned while in the service. Benjamin (5), b. in 
1750, son of Jeremah (4), also entered the army and died of 
the camp distemper. Phineas (4) Peck, son of Jeremiah (3), 
settled in Amity, now Woodbridge, Conn. He left Milford 
about 1776. He was deacon of the first church of Wood- 
bridge. Phineas (5) Peck, son of Phineas (4), settled in 
Woodbridge, Conn. He entered the service in the war of the 
Revolution; was taken prisoner and confined in the Old Sugar 
House in New York, where so many perished through the 
inhumanity of the British. He was reduced to a mere skel- 
eton, but finally released, and brought home by men upon a 
hand litter from New York. He died soon after. I think 
he was lieutenant. John (4) resided in Milford, where he 
died. His son John enlisted in the army in the Revolutionary 
War and served through that struggle for independence. He 
m. Mary Camp, and res. in Litchfield, Conn., where he d. 
Dec, 1831. 

213. SAMUEL FISKE (John, Phinehas, Thomas. Robert, Simon, Simon, 
William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., (by court records) 1660; m. Elizabeth 
Whipple, dau. of Lieut. Whipple, of Ipswich. He was made freeman in 1680 and 
in March, 1694, res. elsewhere. Mr. Samuel Fiske dismissed from church at 
Wenham and accepted at Milford, Feb. 6, 1703. His father. Ensign John, left no 
will, but in the papers left at his death in 1683, son Samuel, who was aged about 24 
years, had about 20 acres of land promised to him where his house stood; at the 
time he promised to marry his wife; who was Elizh., daughter of Lt. Whipple. 
He d. about 1699; res. Wenham and Ipswich, Mass. 

316. i. INCREASE, b. Jan. 18, 1700 (posthumous). 

219. CAPT. THOMAS FISKE (Thomas, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., 1656; m. Nov. 3, 1678, Rebecca 
Perkins, youngest child of Rev. Wm. Perkins, of Roxbury. She was b. May 4, 
1662, in Topsfield. He was made freeman in 1690. His wife, Rebecca, was the 
daughter of Rev. William Perkins, ''one of the most accomplished divines of his 
day." Both Capt. Thomas, Sr., and Jr., were wealthy proprietors in Wenham, 
were liberal patrons of Harvard College and the Christian Church, and bore the 
rank of "gentlemen" and title of "captain" — terms indicating, in those days, the 


highest social position; and probably no other family were more prominently 
identified with the early history of the town than they. Capt. Thomas Fiske, Jr., 
was frequently in town office, was moderator of the town meetings 1710-11-20; 
was town clerk, 1702-3-5 and 8, and in 1715 elected Representative to General 
Court. He died in 1723, mentioning in his will several married daughters and 
grandchildren, but no sons. 

Thomas Fiske, of Wenham, bought of Rev. Joseph Gervith, of Wanham, & 
Ann his wife a house & about 5 acres of land in Wenham near the meeting house 
bounded on the east by the farm called Smiths farm Southerly by the lands of 
Alexander Maxey & John Fiske Westerly by ye common road Northerly by ya 
common — witness by Tho Fiske sen & Wm Fiske May 26 1693. 

Thomas Fiske of Wenham yeoman bought of Saml Gott of Beverly & wife 
Margaret 7 acres in the field in Wenham called the plains bounded Southwardly 
by the county road leading to Ipswich, Westwardly partly by ye land of Charles 
Gott Jr. & partly by land of John Newman Northwardly by the land of Capt 
Thomas Fiske Eastwardly by the land of Wm Rogers Witnessed by Tho Fiske 
John Gott & Saml Fiske July 31 1702. 

Thomas Fiske of Wenham Gentleman bought of Tobias Trow of Wenham 4 
acres in Wenham bounded westwardly upon the country road Northwardly by land 
of said Fiske Eastwardly by land of widov.' Maxey & partly upon land of John 
Edwards & Southwardly by land of sd John Edwards To Have &c Nov. 7, 1709. 

Thomas Fiske of Wenham gentleman bought ol Zacheus Goldsmith of Wen- 
ham husbandman for 2-8 if the div. on ye east side of the highway in the great 
swamp to be made over & conjoined with s'z &c & 40 shilling in money. — Seven 
acres of upland & swamp land in Wanham bound Southerly by land of Sam'l 
Kimball Wi^stwardly by land of E Fiskes Northerly by ye country road & the train- 
ing place as ye fence now standeth till it comes to Joseph Dodges corner East- 
wardly by swamp land of the said Goldsmith from said Dodges corner to the said 
Kimball corner next ro them swamp Feb 22 I/09. 

Thomas Fiske (Capt.) & wife Rebecca of Wenham sold to Thomas Tarbox 
of Wenham housewright "A certain House barn & 22 acres of land in Wenham 
bounded eastwardly upon land of Wm Fairfield Southerly on land of John Gott 
Westwardly on land of above named Tho Fiske running from John Gotts 
Norwest corner of land at a stake & heep of stones formerly Wm Fiske bound 
so running Northwesterly about one hundred poles to a black Ooak marked and 
so straight to the meadow northerly bounding upon the Meadow till it cometh 
to Sam'l Fiskes land so taking said Sam'l Fiske's line to ye said Wm Fairfield's 
land To Hold" &c reserving a right to pass over the land &c Feb 11 1711-12. 

Thomas Fiske & Wm Rogers of Wenham exchange 108 poles of land in 
Wenham ]\Iay 25 1722. 

Thomas Fiske, of Wenham, made his will Sept. 27, 1720, which was proved 
March 4, 1723, by Nathaniel Sparhawk and Nathaniel Knowlton (the other wit- 
ness being Elizabeth Sparhawk). Legatees, Church of Christ in Wenham, which 
had £10. Wife Rebecca Fiske, executrix. Eliza Studley, of Ipswich, to have 
money. Mary ye daughter of Thomas Baker late of Ipswich deceased under 21 
years and unmarried. Fineas Dodge of Wenham and Andrew Dodge of Beverly 
each to have £5. Rebecca Howe of ^Marlboro wife of Thomas Howe Jr. all his 
real estate after the decease of his Avife, who was to have the use of all as long as 
she lived. Thomas, son of Thomas and Rebecca, to have testator's gun. Receipts 
received by Rebecca the admr. in Jan. 1724 she and her husband were called 
uncle b}^ Benjamin & Elizabeth Studley, Andrew Dodge and Phinehas Dodge. 

His gravestone reads as follows: Capt. Thomas Fiske, died Feb. 5, 1723, in 
the 70th year of his age. The Righteous shall be had in everlasting Remembrance. 

Rebecca Fiske of Wenham wid & ex'x of the will of Capt Tho Fiske of Wen- 
ham deed sold to Tho How Jr of Marlborough Middlesex Co a farm in Wenham 
that Capt Fiske purchased of Mr John Newman bounded on the great meadow 
Northerly * * * * The one third part of which said Farm belongs unto the 
said How by a Deed of Gift from said Capt Thomas Fiske & is in common with 
the other 2-3 undivided to him the sd Tho How" * * * which 4 acres above 
said shall be added to & laid out with his third part &c Dec 16 1724. 

He d. Feb. 5, 1723: res. Wenham, Mass. 
3161.^. i. REBECCA, b. — ; m. Thomas Howe, Jr., of Marlboro. 


236. REV. JOHN FISKE (Moses, John, John, William, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Braintrec, Mass., Nov. 26, 1684; m. Nov. 26, 1717, 
Abigail Hobart, dau. of Rev. Nehemiah Hobart, of Newton, Alass. He was born 
in that part of Quincy subsequently incorporated as Braintree, educated at the 
public schools and by his father and graduated at Harvard in 1702. After his 
father's death he preached in the Braintree church and was ordained pastor of 
the church in Killingly, Conn., Oct. 19, 1715, his brother-in-law. Rev. Joseph 
Baxter, of Medfield, preaching the sermon. There remained until 1741, when dis- 
affection arose in the church. He was dismissed by council and subsequently 
retired upon his large landed estate in Killingly, where he died. 

July 16, 171 1, the town of Killingly agreed to give Mr. Fiske three hundred 
and fifty acres of land for his encouragement to settle in the work of the ministry. 
James Leavens and Sampson Howe were appointed a committee to lay out the 
land; Eleazer Bateman and Ephraim Warren to survey it. Two hundred acres 
were laid out to him on French River, beyond the bounds of Killingly as it after- 
wards proved. Seventy-five acres for the homestead were selected on the eastern 
slope of Killingly Hill, and seventy-five on Assawaga or Five-Mile River. 
Stated religious services w-ere probably held after this date by Mr. Fiske, though 
some years passed before his settlement. 

In the summer of 1714 the meeting-house was raised and covered. Its site 
was east of the Plainlield road, about one-fourth of a mile south of the present 
East Putnam meeting-house. Nothing is known of its size and appearance, or of 
the circumstances of its building. In the ensuing summer it was made ready for oc- 
cupation and preparations made for church organization. Sept. 15, 1715, was 
observed in Killingly as a day of solemn fasting and prayer, preparatory to the 
gathering of a church and the ordination of a pastor. 

"October 19, 171^. a church was publicly gathered in Killingly and John Fiske 
ordained the pastor of it." Mr. Dwight, of Woodstock, opened the service with 
prayer. Reverend Mr. Baxter, of Medfield, preached from Romans i: 16. Rev. 
Mr. Thatcher, of Milton, gave the charge to the minister and made the preceding 
and subsequent praycis. The first marriage recorded by the young minister was 
that of William Earned to Hannah, the first of the seven notable daughters of 
Simon Bryant. Mr. Fiske was himself married to Abigail, daughter of Rev. 
Nehemiah Hobart, of Newton, Mass., and sister of Mr. Samuel Estabrook, of 
Canterbury. The only incident of his domestic life that has come down to us, 
is the burning of his house and all its contents one Sabbath, when the family 
were attending public worship. The ministry of Mr. Fiske was acceptable and 
prosperous, and large numbers were added to the church. His pastoral charge 
comprehended also the inhabitants north of Killingly, who were allowed to pay 
church rates, if not other town charges. Mr. Fiske was remarkably minute and 
methodical in the registry of church records, keeping separate lists of those unit- 
ing with the church by profession and by letter and of those owning the covenant. 
Very full lists of marriages and baptisms were preserved by him, which acquired 
additional value from the total lack of town records during the greater part of his 
ministry. Of the salary and settlement allowed to him nothing further is known, 
save that the hundred acres of land given by Capt. Chandler to the first settled 
minister of Killingly, "which land by the ordering of Divine Providence appertains 
to John Fiske" — were laid out to him in 1721, west of Five-Mile River, a half mile 
east of the meeting-house. 

Killingly's persistent attempts to secure posses^i^on of this land occasioned 
much trouble and confusion. Two hundred acres promised by the town to the 
Rev. Mr. Fiske, were laid out in Thompson's land, and Hascall and Spalding 
were encouraged in their unlawful appropriations of Cotton's and Collin's grants. 
In 1721 the selectmen of Killingly without permission from Government pro- 
ceeded to lay out this colony land and apportion it among her own inhabitants 
and its consenting residents. The Mass. Government wrote to Conn, in behalf 
of Cotton and Collins and received assurance that their claims should be made up 
to them in the ungranted land near Woodstock. In 1726 Paul and William Dud- 
ley, Josiah Wolcott and Samuel Morris represented to the General Court, "that 
Killingly, by what right they knew not, had laid out large quantities of land north 
of her prescribed bound, which was unjust and destructive of their rights," and 
begged relief. Joseph Leavens and Joseph Cady were summoned to answer in 
behalf of Killingly proprietors, and insisted that the land thus laid out was in- 


eluded within their patent. The court pronounced their plea sufficient, but 
ordered patents to be granted and executed to such grantees "as shall show 
grants and surveys made by Mass." Though this decision admitted Killingly's 
claim to Connecticut's share of this colony land, she was still dissatisfied, and 
persisted in her efforts to recover the tracts to Massachusetts' grantees. 

The various public enterprises in which Killingly engaged, and her expensive 
controversy with Thompson and Massachusetts proprietors, absorbed much of 
her income, and she often found it difficult to meet her ordinary expenses. In 
1734 the town voted "If any person or persons shall have money sufficient to pro- 
cure a book for ye record of deeds of the town, they shall have ye same refunded, 
and repaid them again." Shepherd Fisk and Jacob Dresser were able to advance 
the requisite sum, which was repaid them after a long interval. Simon Bryant, 
chosen in 1731 "to wait on the Rev. John Fiske in case he goes to Hartford, and 
to assist him and to represent him in his absence in case the said Mr. Fiske cannot 
go." after ten years' delay was reimbursed the four pounds expended in that 

The ministry to Mr. Fiske was acceptable and profitable to his people until 
a rupture occurred, from some cause not now manifest. "At a regular meeting 
of the first church of Killingly, July 8, 1741, after the meeting was opened by 
prayer, Mr. Fiske upon the advice of neighboring ministers, moved to the church 
to dismiss him from his pastoral relations." His request was granted by a clear 
majority. The Windham County association was called, "To consider and deter- 
mine the differences and difficulties between Rev. Fisk and the church, arising 
from several scandalous reports spread abroad concerning Mr. Fiske." Deacon 
Bateman, Justice Leavens, Samuel Danielson, Ebenezer Knight and Gideon 
Draper were appointed a committee to represent the church and provide for the 
council. No record of the result is given, but it probably confirmed the dis- 
missal of Mr. Fiske. The nature of the charges against him is not declared, but 
a succeeding pastor, with opportunity of judgment, was of opinion that they were 
not of any immorality. The church, at this date, numbered over four hundred 
members. Mr. Fiske, during his ministry, performed 763 baptisms, admitted 254 
into full communion, and 148 to the half-way covenant. Aug., 1741, the com- 
mittee of the church applied to the Association for a minister, and were rec- 
ommended to several candidates, but did not succeed in securing one. 

The loss of the minister was soon followed by a protracted and violent con- 
troversy respecting a meeting-house. The rude church edifice of 1715 was quite 
inadequate for the populous and thriving township of 1741, and the inhabitants of 
the south society were called together, Sept. 13, to see if they would vote to build 
a new meeting-house. 

Mr. Fiske, the former pastor, was one of the new pastor's constant hearers, 
having built himself a pew in the new meeting-house and bearing his part in all 
society charges. 

He d. May 18, 1773; res. Killingly, Conn. 

317. i. JOHN, b. ; d. infancy. 

318. ii. FOUR DAUGHTERS, 2 m. clergymen. 

238. REV. SAMUEL FISKE (Moses, John, John, William, Robert, Si- 
mon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Braintree, April 6, 1689; m. Anna Gerrish. 
He was the youngest son of Rev. Moses Fiske, of Braintree, educated at the 
public schools and was graduated at Harvard College in 1708, where his name ap- 
pears on the roll without the e. He was ordained minister of the first church in 
Salem in Oct., 1718. Says Bentley, in his Memorial Sermon: Rev. Samuel Fiske 
was a man of eminent talents in the pulpit, of a firm and persevering mind, and 
held in high esteem till dissensions sprang up in the society from the ill-defined 
discipline then existing in our churches. He was a preacher of real abilities, but 
his high notions of church authority were repugnant to many persons and pre- 
vented his usefulness. He was dismissed from the First Church in 1735 and ac- 
cepted the charge of a new society established by his friends. He preached the 
first centenary lecture of the First Church Aug. 6, 1729. The election sermon 
delivered by him before the Governor and Legislature in 1731 may be ranked 
among the best. It was published and a copy of it is preserved among the State 
archives. Rev. Mr. Fiske was dismissed from the Third Church in 1745, when 
he retired from the public ministry. He was connected by marriage with one of 
the most flourishing families in Salem. 


Rev. Samuel Fiske of Salem clerk bought of Rev John Emerson & wife Mary 
of Portsmouth N. H. for 250 pounds current money of New England "our 
messuage & tenement which I bought of Majr Stephen Sewall situate lying and 
being in Salem * * * containing a dwellinghouse & about twenty six rods or 
pole of land being same more or less bounded southerly with ye street easterly 
with land of Capt Benj Pickman late of Salem aforesaid deceased westerly with 
ye land of Timothy Orne & northerly with land lately belonged to ye Rev. 
Nicholas Noyes deceased now in ye possession of Mr Sam'l Fiske or however ye 
same is bounded * * * with ye commonages" &c Sept. 21 1719. V. 36, p. 165. 

Rev. Samuel Fiske of Salem clerk bought of Sam'l Phillips of Salem gold- 
smith & wife Mrs Sarah Phillips a common right in Salem for the garden behind 
the meetinghouse of ist parish of Salem bought of Maj Walter Price where was a 
dwelling house &c. Dated May 18, 1722. 

Rev. Sam'l Fiske ol Salem Clerk bought of John Slapp of Salem Clothier 
for £2 IDS the common right in Salem June 24 1721 Capt Thomas Fiske of Wen- 
ham in Essex co the agreement made Mar 23, 1715 Capt Thomas How of 
Marlborough heirs in Middlesex co. 

Witnesseth "that whereas there is an intended marriage betwixt Thos How 
son of sd Thos mentioned and Rebeca Parkins a relative of 3d Capt Fiske & 
brought up by him that if it shall so please god that they Intermarry upon their 
marriage the said Capt How Covenanteth & promiss to settle so much Real 
Estate upon his said son as shall Equallize anny of my Oil sons for Quantity and 
Quality and so Capt. Fiske Covenanth & promiseth to & with 
the s'd Capt. How that he will give & endow the said Rebeca Per- 
kins & her beloved when said marriage is compleated one third part 
of all his real estate that he is now possessed of." * * if s'd Tho die before 
Rebecca she shall have the mpovement during her life & if they have children they 
to have it forever &c. who died previous to Jan. 18, 1720-1, according to the evi- 
dence of John Fiske one of the witnesses. 

Rev. Sam'l Fiske of Salem bought of Deacon John Marston & wife Mary of 
Salem Carpenter one acre in south field Salem by the mill pond Northwesterly 
and by land of Jona. Archer Henry West Capt Wm Bowditch June 25 1722 V 
43 P 36. Saml Fiske clerk also bought of Wm Porter & wife Edith of Salem a 
common right given to P by his father — Dated June 22 1722. 

Rev Saml Fiske of Salem bought of John Abbott of Salem shoreman a 
common right in the common rights of Salem in the great pasture they belong 
to the houses where dm it & his son Robert Abbott then lived May 11, 1728. V 
46-2201. Rev Saml Fiske of Salem sold to Saml Field of Salem shipwright a 
house lot of 36 poles in Salem bound by Toun house st Oct 15 1728 Acknowlege 
Feb. 10 1728-9. 

Rev Samuel Fiske of Salem bought of wid Elizth Lowther Benj Allen joiner 
Abigail Allen alias Dicta, Abigail Lowther daughter of sd. Elizh Lowther & Paul 
Kimball carrier and Martha Kimball alias Marther Lowther dau of sd E. L. all of 
Salem, One Common Right in Salem &c July 28 1726. Rev. S. Fiske receives a 
quit claim from James Ross of Salem wife Martha cordwainer of the common 
Right he sold to John Slap of Salem, Clothier, about the yeqr 1719 or 20 which 
was lost. 

Rev. Samuel Fisk, of Salem, admn. was granted to his son John Fisk May 11 
1770. Inv. of the Est. May 26, 1770. Homestead of house & 20 poles of land & 
about 4 acres in the South Fields — Books. 

a complete sett of Henry's annotations on the Bible, 6 vols £3-00-00 

Pool's Synopsis, 5 vols 0- 6-00 

Willard's Body of Divinity 0- 8-00 

Collection of Voyages & Travels, 2 vols 0- 6-00 

An Exposition on the Epistle of Hebrews, 2 vols 0- 8-00 

Ditto on John, i vol 0- 3-00 

Bishop Hopkins's Works o- 4-00 

A large collection of very old books & Pamphlets &c 3- 6-08 

One Small Bible with Silver Clasps o- 6-00 

Whole amt. of Inventory was £126-14-04 

The Estate rendered Insolvent Nov. 5, 1770. Acct. of admn. rendered Oct. 
21, 1771. 












He d. April 7, 1770; res. Salem, Mass. 

SAMUEL, bap. Oct. 5, 1740; d. young. 

SARAH, bap. Oct. 24, 1742. 

JOHN, b. May 6, 1744; m. Lydia Phippen, Mrs. Martha Hib- 

bert and Mrs. Sarah Gerry. 
JOSEPH, bap. July 17, 1748; d. young. 
ELIZABETH, bap. July 17, 1748; d. young. 

239. DR. SHEPERD FISKE (Moses, John, John, William, Robert, Si- 
mon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Braintree, Mass., Apr. 19, 1704; m. in Bridge- 
water in 1732, Alice Alger, dau. of Israel J., and Alice (Hayward) Alger. He was 
born in Braintree, educated at the public schools, fitted for college and was grad- 
uated at Harvard in the class of 1721. He studied medicine afterwards, practiced 
in Bridgewater, Mass., and died there. But very little was known of him, for in 
1803 Mr. William Winthrop, of Cambridge, who, for some time past, had been 
engaged in a pursuit rather extraordinary, knew nothing of him. Winthrop in- 
vestigated the following particulars of every one who has received a degree at 
Harvard College, from the first foundation of that University in 1648 to the 
present time; viz., the origination or where born, his professional business or 
employment, his place of residence, time of his death and age; also anything re- 
markable in their lives and characters; where such matters can be ascertained. 
At this time, also, Winthrop did not know anything of Dr. Fiske. 

He d. June 14, 1779; res. Killingly, Conn., Bridgewater, Mass. 

248. WILLIAM FISKE (William, William, John, William, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., Jan. 31, 1663; m. Marah or Mary 
. He was the eldest son of Dea. William, was born in Wenham and re- 
sided there until 1710, when he moved to Andover, Mass., where he died in 1745. 

William Fiske of Andover husbandman gives to his son Ebenr Fiske "All 
my housing & lands & meadow lying being in the Township of Andover aforesaid 
excepting of that such I have given my son Wm Fiske a deed on before the one 
half of all my housing & land now & meadow in fea and the other half at my 
decease on condition" first that my son Eben Fiske doe fourthwith pay to my son 
Joseph Fiske * * * secondly that he pay to Hon'd Father Wm Fiske of 
Wenham Thirdly that he pay to my son Jonathan Fisk when his time comes out 
or his prentisship shall come out in possable money * * * Fourthly that he 
pay to my daughter Sarah ten pounds when she is married or when she cometh 
of age * * * Fifthly pay my daughter Ruth * * when she is married or 
comes of age Sixthly pay my daughter Lydia * * when she is married or com- 
eth of age * * * Seventhly that he shall let Mary my wife &c. May 13, 1726. 
"before I sighn this I doo oblige my said son to pay to my daughter Mary John- 
son twenty shillings which is in full of her portion" &c Ack May 16 1726. 

Wm. Fiske of Andover husbandman to his eldest son Wm. Fisk of Andover 
gave land & meadow containing by estimation twenty three acres or be the same 
more or less Lying & being in the township of Andover aforesaid the twenty 
acres of land lying on the west end of my farm where my sd sons Dwelling house 
stands on part of it. Bounded or however Reputed to be bounded viz: on the 
Northwest corner on a walnut tree stump which is Moses Tiler's bounds then 
running South Westerly joyning sd Tyler's land & to Thos. Johnson's land; and 
Ephraim Farnoms ten acre meadow to a red Oak marked on an island, the 
easterly joyning to Francis Ingalls's land to a stake & stones. Then Northwardly 
across my farm to a stake & stones then westerly joyning to my said son's meadow 
which he bought of Mr. Martyn to the first bounds mentioned * * * and 
the three acres of meadow lieth joyning to the Northwesterly end of my long 
Meadow * * * ]jeth Cedar swamp &c Apr 7, 1726 Ack 27 same month 

Wm Fisk & wife Mary of Andover husbandman sold to his son Ebenr Fisk 
of it husbandman Yi of his house barn and land adjoining containing in the 
whole 60 acres situated in Andover bounded Easterly by land of Daniel Kimball 
Southerly by Francis Ingalls Westerly partly by Eben'r & partly by Wm Fisk Jr 
& northerly by some lotts of meadow &c May 6, 1734. 

He d. Dec. 10, 1745; res. Wenham and Andover, Mass. 

324. i. WILLIAM, b. Nov. 30, 1695; m. Mary Kinney and Mrs. Sarah 

(Buck) Fish (not Fisk). 

325. ii. JOSEPH, b. Sept. 6, 1701; res. Andover. 



























EBENEZER, b. Aug. 15, 1703; m. Susanna Buck. 


SARAH, b. June 5, 1707; d. June 14, 1707. 
RUTH, b. Feb. 15, 1697; d. April 14, 1704. 

LYDIA, b. . 

viii. MARY, b. Oct. 2, 1699; d. April 14, 1704. 

RUTH, b. Oct. 18, 1709; m. May 7, 1728, Richard Easti, of 

249. SAMUEL FISKE (William, William, John, William, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., Feb. 16, 1670-; m. Dec. 5, 1699, 
Elizabeth Browne, of Reading. He was born in Wenham, married in Reading 
and in 1710 moved to Rehoboth, where he was living in 1728, as he was a legatee 
in his father's will. 

Samuel Fiske of Wenham House wright and Eliz'th his wife sold to John 
Porter of Wenham yeoman all that his dwelling house barne & about sixteen 
acres of upland & meadow * * * j,^ Wenham bounded as followeth east- 
wardly by ye land of Freeborn Balch Southwardly by ye Brooke that runneth 
out of ye Pond called Wenham Pond westwardly and northwardly partly by ye 
countrey road & partly by ye land of Isaac Hall sen'r John Edwards Jr. & Joseph 
Fowler. Witnessed by Tho Fiske & Wm. Fiske. 
Res. Wenham, Reading and Rehoboth, Mass. 

ELIZABETH, b. Dec. 8, 1700. 

JOSIAH, b. July 7, 1702; m. Sarah Bishop. 

PHINEHAS, b. May 5, i70S- 

JONATHAN, b. Jan. 10, 1706. 

SAMUEL, b. Sept. 22, 1708. 

LOIS, b. Oct. I, 1710. 

339. vii. ANNA, b. Oct. i, 1710. 

250. JOSEPH FISKE (William, William, John, William, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., April 14, 1672; m. Susannah or 
Susan Warner, of Ipswich, d. July, 1742; m. 2d, Jan. 7, 1743, Mrs. Elizabeth Fuller. 
She d. Oct. 30, 1755. 

Joseph Fiske of Ipswich yeoman & wife Susannah sold to Ammi R. Wise of 
Ips shopkeeper 54 of a right in the 8th div. 5 acres in the Right Feb i 1723-4. 

Joseph & Susanah also sold to Ammi some of great meadow in the West 
End of Wenham 5 acres bounded southwesterly on land of Theophilus Fiske & 
Northwesterly by Ebenr Fiske Feb i 1723-4. 

Joseph Fiske & wife (no name given) of Ipswich yeoman sold to Mr. 
Perley of Boxford i^ acre upland in Rowley }i lot on the Range know by the 
letter C bound westerly & southerly by s'd Perley's land meadow easterly & 
northerly by sd Fiskes land Feb 7 1726-7. 

Joseph Fisk of Ipswich, yeoman, made his will May i, 1745, which was 
proved same month in 1745 on the 13th, by Capt. Samuel Waite, Daniel Chapman 
and Daniel Chapman, Jr. 

Wife Elizth "all ye household goods she brought to me at marriage," &c., 
among other things the executor "shall carrj^ her to meeting on a good horse 
on Sabbath day & Lecture days when she shall desire it." Daughter Susanna 
Kilborne. Daughter Ruth Easty. Grandson Mark Platts to have four pounds 
old tenor "his mother having had considerable of me before." Son Mark Fisk 
to be Exr & have the residue. 

He d. May 2, 1745; res. Ipswich, Mass. 

340. i. JOSEPH, b. Oct. 20, 1713; d. May 24, 1731. 
^41. ii. MARK, b. Nov. 20, 1716; m. Lydia Smith. 

/ 342. iii. SUSANNA, b. March 18, 1700; m. March 22, 1723, Jedediah Kil- 

343. iv. SARAH, b. June 19, 1702; d. Aug. 7, 1720. 

344. V. ELIZABETH, b. Sept. 15, 1704; m. Dec. 10, 1724, Michael Dwi- 

nell. She d. in Topsfield Dec. 26, 1729. Ch. : Benjamin, b. 
Nov. 10, 1726; Thomas, b. Aug. 26, 1729. Dwinell had seven 

345. vi. RUTH, b. Aug. 20, 1707; m. March 6, 1731, David Kilburn, of 

Rowley; m. 2d, =— ^ Esty. 


346. vii. ABIGAIL, b. Aug. 8, 1711; d. June 29, 1729. 

347. viii. JOHN, b. Oct. 13, 1719; d. Dec. 21, 1725. 
347^.ix. JOSEPH, b. Jan. 4, 1695; d. Dec. 5, 1698. 

347^. X. HANNAH, b. Dec. 21, 1697; m. Oct. 29, 1720, James Platts, of 

251. BENJAMIN FISKE (William, William, John, William, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., April 6, 1674; m. March 7, 1699, 
Mary Quarles, of Ipswich; b. 1678, d. Jan. 11, 1744-5. He held many town offices, 
was a man of considerable property and a liberal patron of the Wenham church. 
He left a wife, Mary, but no heirs at his death. 

Benj Fisk & wif Mary & Jona Moulton both of Wenham yeoman sold to 
Benj Cleeves of Beverly taylor 12 acres in Wenham being their "right in the 
sixth division of common lands at ye east end of our town" bounded east on Man- 
chester line II poles & Southerly by the lott laid out to ye heirs of John Dodge 
deed & westerly upon highway 11 poles Nov 24 £710 and acknowledged by 
Benj and w Mary May 4 1728 and at court June 1728 Sam'l Herrick made oath 
that he saw Jona Moulton dec'd sign also Benj Fisk at same time made oath 
that he saw Moulton sign the deed, &c. 

Mary Fisk widow spinster of Wenham sold to Sam'l Batcheller of Salem hus- 
bandman ^ of all the housing & land which I ye said Mary Fisk do now possess. 
That is to say. The one half of the land which may hereafter be described the 
which my late Husband Benj Fisk settled on me in his Last will dated Jan. the 
ifth one thousand seven hundred & Forty one — two estimated 17 acres consisting 
of several parcels of land in Wenham & Ipswich as herein is butted and bounded 
Dr described to be bounded in the several instruments wherein they were con- 
veyed to my said husband, viz: in a Deed of gift from Wni Fisk Dated the 20th 
of Aug. 1703 and in a deed from Simon Epes Dated Oct 22, 1715, & in a deed 
from Nathl Browne dated Mar 28 1708 and in a deed from Wm Rogers Dated 
Mar 3 1708 and ye Remainder of ye said lands lying in Wenham great swamp 
stand bounded in Wenham Town Book of Records all which above" &c. Wit. 
by Ebenr Fisk and Benj Fairfield Apr 11, 1743. 

Mary, widow of Benjamin Fisk, of Wenham, made her will when residing in 
Ipswich, Dec. 29, 1744, which was proved April 15, 1745, by Rev. Samuel Wig 
glesworth, Sam'l Dodge, Jr., & Isaac Giddings. Inv. May 13, 1745. Acct. of 
Exec'r Apr. 20, 1747. a Jacob Fisk was in acct. with the Estate. Samuel Mar- 
sters & Jemima Brown May 10, 1745, gave recpts to the Ex'r Nath'l Pollard 
Legatee's sister Jemima Brown Kinsman Nath'l Pollard who was Exr. Sam'l Mar- 
sters Kinsman N. Pollards young son Nath'l Jemima wife of Kinsman Polard 
and a residue was given to "my six kinsmen & kinswomen, viz., Mercy wife of 
John Patch, Francis Quarles, Anne wife of Jacob & Jemima Polard above. 

He d. s. p. June 6, 1742; res. Wenham, Mass. 

252. THEOPHILUS FISKE (William, William, John, William, Robert, 

-" Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., July 28, 1676; m. July 18, 
-^n, of Ipswich, dau. of John and Martha (Perkins) Lamson; 
:.^. .,., . 2d, July 26, 1756, Mehitable Wilkins, of Topsfield. She m. 
^u, _ • i7'':; )bert Rust, of Ipswich. He was son of Dea. William. 
He settled in wciiham, where he made his will June 8, 1757. His estate was 
settled by his brother. Dea. Ebenezer. Of his real estate in the inventory, besides 
his homestead, was 24 acres of meadow in Wenham, two acres salt marsh in 
Ipswich, and three lots in Wenham Swamp. His homestead adjoined that of 
Thomas Fiske. 

Theophilus Fiske of Wenham husbandman bought of Symonds Epes of Ips- 
wich & wife Mary 3 acres of marsh in Ipswich bounding as followeth Southerly 
upon a great Creek westerly upon marsh land of Ebenr. Fiske northerly upon 
said Epes' own marsh land. 

Theophilus Fisk of Wenham, husbandman, made his will June 8, 1757, which 
was proved Sept. 24, 1759, by Anthony and Elizabeth Wood and the other witness 
was Elizabeth Bickford, admr. of the intestate part of the estate was granted to 
his brother, tbenezer Fiske, Oct. 8, 1759, and same time inventory was dated. 
Among his lands besides the homestead were 24 acres of meadow in Wenham, 
2 acres Salt marsh in Ipswich, two lotts in the west division of Wenham, Swamp 



& one lot in East div. of sd swamp. Legatees wife Mehitable who was to have 
all those household goods he rec'd with her at their marriage &c. 

Son Theophilus. Daughter Phebe Manor or Mainer, Daughter Martha 
Dodge. Daughter Mary Perkins. Daughter Jerusha Moulton. 

Son Thomas had reed ""Five hundred pounds old tenor equivalent to sixty- 
pounds thirteen shillings & four pence lawful money" for his share of the Estate. 

BrotherEbenr Fisk was appointed Exr of the will & he gave acct. of his 
Exrship & admn. Mar. 17, 1760. A Wm. Fiske was in acct. with the estate. 

Committee to set ofi the wid's part returned their report to the Court June 
2, 1760, which homestead part was bounded by Thomas Fisk, John Friend, Josiah 
Fairfield & some of Great Swamp, some in Great meadow bounded by Abram 
Kimball, Benj. Fairfield, some meadow bounded by Thos. Tarbox, A^braham & 
Edmund Kimball. 

He d. Sept. 6, 1759; res. Ipswich, Mass. 

348. i. PHEBE, b. Jan. 4, 1701; m. Sept. 27, 1737, Jesse Maynard, of 

Westboro. She received her share of her father's estate in 

349. ii. JERUSHA, b. Oct. 23, 1704; m. Nov. 8, 1734, Caleb Moulton, 

of Ipswich. Ch. : Jerusha, b. Aug. i, 1735. 

350. iii. THEOPHILUS, b. May 31, 1709; m. Jemima Goldsmith. 

351. iv. MARTHA, b. Oct. 25, 1711; m. July 13, 1743, George Dodge, of 

Ipswich, son of Jonathan and Jerusha (Woodbury) Dodge, 
who was born May 5, 1709, and died in 1793. Ch.: Daughter 

m- Porter; Jonathan, b. 1744, d. Feb. 9, 1822, m. Mary 

Brown (was grandfather of 
Mary Abigail Dodge, whose 
nom de plume was Gail Ham- 
ilton. She was a celebrated 
American authoress and was 
born about 1830. She 
wrote a number of works on 
"Country Living and Coun- 
try Thinking," "Gala Days," 
"Woman's Wrongs," "Twelve 
miles from a Lemon," "Nur- 
sery Musings," and other 
works besides contributing 
largely to periodical literature). 
George, b. 1749, d. May 
12, i827,m. Mary Cleaves 
(was grandfather of Col. 
Theodore Ayrault Dodge) ; 
Martha m. Joseph Trow; Je- 
rusha, m. Samuel Quarles; 
Phebe, m. Nathaniel Ray- 

352. V. MARY, b. Sept. 29, 171 3; m. 

Feb. 20, 1750, John Perkins,of 
353- vi. THOMAS, b. Aug. 24, 1707; m. 


354- vii. BENJAMIN, b. 


-; d. Aug. 25, 1731. 

253. DEA. EBENEZER FISKE (William, William, John, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., March 22, 1679; in. there 
May 24, 1710, Elizabeth Fuller, dau. of Jacob Fuller, of Salem, among whose 
posterity was the celebrated Margaret Fuller. She was b. 1686; d. Aug. 25, 1732; 
m. 2d, Dec. i, 1733, Mrs. Martha Kimball; d. Mar. 28, 1764. 

Ebenezer Fiske, sixth son of Dea William, of Wenham, Executor of his 
will, and principal heir of his estate, was married to Elizabeth Fuller, of Salem, 
and they had a family of nine children. Deacon Ebenezer Fiske was a sub- 
stantial farrner in Wenham, and was frequently honored by his townsmen by elec- 
tion to various local offices, but appears to have lived a generally quiet life, 
principally occupied by his private afYairs, or those of the church in which he 


was a Deacon, from his election May i6, 1739, until his resignation "by reason of 
age," in 1758. 

Ebenezer Fiske oi Wenham husbandman bought of Thomas Kimball of Mar- 
blehead Taylor & wife Hannah for 100 pounds a certain dwelling house & barn 
and ten acres of land by measure and two acres of meadow and two rights in 
ye great swamp on the east side of ye highway all situated lying and being within 
ye bounds of Wenham, bounded as followeth viz: ye house and barn & ten acres 
of land bounds Eastwardly and Northwardly upon land of Thomas Kimball sen'r 
and westwardly upon land of John Batchelder and southwardly upon ye highway & 
ye said meadow is bounded eastwardly upon meadow of Wm. Roger & north- 
wardly upon Meadow of John Gotts & westwardly upon meadow of said Fiske 
and Southwardly upon meadow of Saml Kimball, ye said two right in ye great 
Swamp is ye one eight part of ye 7th division and ye one eight part of ye 8th 
division both division on ye east side of ye highway in ye great swamp as they are 
entered in Wenham town Books To have &c. Dec. 13 1720. Acknowleged 
Jaa u 1720-1. 

Ebenezer Fiske of Wenham, husbandman, made his will July 18, 1764, which 
was proved Oct. 28, 1771. Inventory taken Oct. 31, 1771. Legatees son Ebenezer 
Fiske, son Jacob Fiske, granddaughter Sarah, dau. of dau. Sarah Moulton, deed., 
to have among other things all the household goods that was my first wife's, 
Daughters Elizabeth Bradstreet. Mary Law, Mercy Perkins, Lucy White. Son 
Wm. Fiske to have the homestead, Bible, etc., and to be executor. 

He d. Sept. 30, 1771, ae. 93; res. Wenham, Mass. 

355. i. SARAH, b. July 15, 171 1; m. Feb. 23, 1733, Samuel Moulton, of 

Ipswich. Ch.: Abel, b. Aug. 28, 1741. She d. before her 
father was deceased in 1771. 

356. ii. JONATHAN, b. Dec. 11, 1713; d. unm. Sept. 22, 1737. 

357. iii. EBENEZER, b. July 2, 1716; m. Dorcas Tyler. 

358. iv. ELIZABETH, b. Oct. 12, 1718; m. Dec. 23, 1742, John Brad- 

street, of Topsfield. He was son of Simon and Elizabeth 
(Capen) Bradstreet and grandson of John Bradstreet, youngest 
son of the Governor. Simon was b. April 14, 1682. Elizabeth 
Capen, whom he married Nov. 12, 171 1, was daughter of Rev. 
Joseph Capen. John (2), b. July 22, 1653; m. June 11, 1677, Sarah 
Perkins. He d. in Topsfield Jan. 11, 1718. The Governor, 
Simon Bradstreet, b. Lincoln, Eng., March, 1603, Sec. of Mass. 
Colony 1630-43; assistant, 1630-78; Deputy, Gov., 1678-79; 
Governor, 1679-86 and 1689-92; d. Salem March, 1697. John 
and Elizabeth had Priscilla, who m. John Killam, of Topsfield. 

359. V. JACOB, b. Dec. 26, 1721; m. Elizabeth Lampson. 

360. vi. MARY, b. Jan. 2T, 1723; m. March 9, 1742, Nathaniel Lowe, of 


361. vii. WILLIAM, b. Nov. 30, 1726; m. Susannah Batchelder. 

362. viii. MERCY, b. March 9, 1728; m. March 10, 1752, David Perkins, 

of Topsfield. 

363. ix. LUCY, b. April 22, 1732; m. Jan. 4, 1757, Thomas White, of 


262. SAMUEL FISKE (Samuel, William, John, William, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass.; m. Sarah Reddington; d. Oct. 6, 
1748. He was b. in Wenham, but located in Boxford in 1705 on property inher- 
ited by him. 

At a meeting of the proprietors of the common lands in Boxford Sept. 18. 
1710, it was voted: "whear as Richard Kimbol Eapharam dorman and Sammeueal 
fisk doe appear to Seat vp a Saw-mill vpon the fishing broock with ouer Consent 
and incorigment wee the — propriatoers doe freely consent that thes thre men shall 
seat vp a sawmill vpon the foels by Josaph Bixbes houes also wee doe freely give 
them the veas of as much of our land as they need for flowing and a yeard to lay 
thair louges and hordes and timber vpon for the ves above so long as thay or 
thair heaiers or Sucksessors shal keep vp a going mill and for the trew perform- 
enc of what is promised on our sied wee doe biend our selves heariers and suck- 
seeaers to the above mentioned Kimbol dorman and fisck and thair lawful suck- 
sessaers that thay shal peassabelly in Joye the ves of the land above said with out 


anney molistation from vs or anney from by or vnder us." He was selectman in 
1709 and 1710. 

Samuel Fiske and wife Sarah and Thomas Reddingtonof Boxford Sold to John 
Howe of same town 7 acres of meadow "lying partly in Salem and partly in 
Andover, bounded as followeth at ye Northeast corner with a great Rock with 
a heep of stones at it easterly to a Maple tree mar keed with stones at it so by 
fullers Swamp to a white Oak markeed with stones at it by upland in Andover 
bounds to ye great rock first mentioned this seven acres abovesaid be it more 
or less it lyes partly in Salem an partly in Andover" May 17, 1715 V 36 p. lOl. , 

Sam'l Fiske of Wenham yeoman sold to his son Sam'l Fiske "all ye one half 
of all my houseing & lands lying within ye bounds of Boxford the grantor men- 
tions son John who was to share equally in other estate with this son Sam'l Dated 
May 9 1 7 16. 

Samuel Fiske husbandmen and Margaret Reddington Singlewoman both of 
Boxford Sold to Joseph & Nathl Symonds both of Boxford husbandmen 40 acres 
in Boxford bounded at the western Corner a white oak tree * * * Northerly by 
the meadow of Capt John Peabody to a red oak tree * * * Easterly by the 
land of Thos Cummins to a stake & heepit stones Southerly by the Land of 
Nath' Symonds Thos Gould * * Westerly by the land of Thos Reddington & a 
piece of Reddington's meadow of Tho Symonds Dec 20 1717. Margaret Redding- 
ton was alive Apr 20 1723 Court Session. 

Samuel Fiske of Boxford, admr., was granted to his brother John Fiske and 
brother-in-law Thomas Reddington Sept. 29, 1719. Inventory of his estate taken 
Oct. 5, 1719. House, barn, orchard and about 50 acres of land and 100 acres of 
wood land, tobacco, bees, hemp, books, etc., amount £184 los. 3d. Made oath to 
by Thomas Reddington, one of the admrs., Oct. 19, 1719. Samuel's estate was 
divided into five parts and the return to court was made Oct. 14, 1728. It was 
done by Samuel Foster, Jere, Perley, Nathan Peabody and John Stiles committee. 
Viz to son Samuel who had two shares or 5th parts which was bounded — "Be- 
ginning at a stake & stones near the Fishing Brook running southerly by land 
formerly John Fisk's deed to a stake & stones near the house. Then westwardly 
about a rod & half to a stake & stones, then southerly by land of said John Fisk 
deceased to a stake & stones near the Hills, then more westerly to a stake & 
stones near the strippet then Northwesterly to a walnut tree. Then south- 
westerly over the strippet to a stake & stones more southerly to a white oak tree 
marked & so on to Redingtons meadow this line being bounded all the way back 
by land of the said John Fisk deceased then turning south easterly by the 
meadow as it goes to Ford-way * * * running by John Stiles's land * * * by 
land laid out to Sarah * * to the fishing brook, then northerly by the brook & 
land improved by Jona. Byxby to the first mentioned stake & stones the house 
& barn being within the above said bounds. Likewise was laid out to said Sam'l 
a wood lot lying between Redingtons meadow & Andover line containing about 
2j^ acres bounded south by John Stiles's meadow, by land of Elias Smith & the 
heirs of John Fiske deceased. 

To Sarah Fisk a daughter had a lot next to Samls by Fishing brook John 
Stiles land by Saml between Reddington meadow & Andover line a wood lot near 
Timothy Stiles's house bounded by Fishing brook &c, 4^ acres in Long meadow 
bounded by meadows of Thos. Redington, John Stiles & upland. To Mary 
another daughter a house lot on Northerly side of Fishing brook bounded — 
running by an Old Cellar, & by John Buswell's land and a wood lot between 
Reddings meadow & Andover line also her fathers Right in 18 acres owned by 
her father & Richard Kimball in two pieces one laying between Lord & Asslebee 
meadows, and the other between Andover line & Rock Brook, also she had two 
acres in Dirty meadow bounded by John Buswell s meadow & meadow of Richd 

To Hannah another daughter who had a house lot on Fishing Brook by 
Mary's land, land of John Buswell & Tho Redington, ^ of a wood lot of 22 
acres behind the meetinghouse which her father owned in partnership with Thos. 
Redington, and 1-3 of a wood lot of 30 acres on the Norwesterly side of Cold 
water meadow lying in partnership with Thos. Redington also J4 part of a wood 
lot of 22 acres in Wade's Neck owned also with Tho. Redington, also a Right 
left in a lot between Pickard's & Maple meadow & Dea. Timothy Foster's land, 
she also had 2^ acres in Dirty meadow bounded by upland Richard Kimball's 


meadow Mary's meadow & George Byxby, also all her father had in Rowley marsh. 
Acct. of the Admr June lo, 1728 rendered to Court 

Childrens guardians were for Mary aged about 18 years & Sarah aged about 
16 years. When appointed Oct. 28, 1728, was Wm Fisk of Boxford to whom 
Mary gives a receipt Apr. 24, 1732, signed by herself Mary btickney and Jonathan 
Stickney of "our portion of our fathers estate," & for Samuel aged abt 13. When 
appointed same time Oct. 28, 1728 was Thomas Reddington of Boxford who ren- 
dered his account of guardianship Aug. 3, 1733 Says he "paid to widow Martha 
Gould £3 to make good ye title to ye said child" and in his stead Wm. Fisk of 
Rowley was appointed guardian of him with Jonathan Stickney for bondsman. 

Samuel Fiske of Boxford deceased husbandman, his admr, was Thomas Red- 
dington of Boxford husbandman. Especially in consideration that Wm. Fiske 
of Rowley husbandmen & Abigail Fiske widow & relict of John Fiske late of said 
Boxford died as admrs on said John Fiske estate have before the ensealing hereof 
signed an instrument whereby they have in the behalf of ye heirs of ye said John 
Fiske acquitted their right to the respective parcels of land as is therein described. 
Have given, granted, released and confirmed all my right, title property claim, 
challenge, pretence and demand which I ye said Thomas Reddington or ye heirs 
of Samuel Fiske aforesaid have or may have unto ye lands and Housen here- 
after described lying & being in ye township of Boxford aforesaid containing by 
estimation about three acres in the whole being the one half of what ye said 
Sam'l & John Fisk had given them by their father Samuel Fisk late of Wenham 
deceased by Deed and which deed ye above said grantor did Improve & authorize 
the admr of his said sons to divide the above said premises when ever desired 
and we being now sensable of ye necessity of a division proceed accordingly in 
behalf of ye aforesaid heirs and that which fell to ye heirs of ye said John Fisk 
and hereby aquitted is butted & bounded as followeth Beginning at a stake & 
stones at the fishing Brook running Southerly to a stake & stones near the house 
wherein ye above said Sam'l Fisk dwelt Then Westerly about a Rod & half to 
another stake & stones. Then Southerly to another stake & stones near ye edge 
of ye plain by the Hills, then a little more westerly to a stake & stones then nor- 
westerly to a little walnut &c. Furthermore I ye said Tho. Redington in ye 
above said Capacity do give liberty to ye said Wm & Abigail Fisk & ye heirs 
of John Fsk aforesaid to pass over ye lands belonging to ye Heirs of Sam'l Fsk 
aforesaid &c Witnessed by Amos Jewett & Cahran Stevart Oct 19 1727. 

He d. in 1719; res. Boxford, Mass. 

364. i. MARY. b. 1710; m. Jan. 30, 1731, Jonathan Stickney. 

365. ii. SARAH, b. 1713; m. Dec. 19, 1741, Charles Stewart, of Rowley. 

366. iii. HANNAH, b. June 6, 1707. 

367. iv. SAMUEL, b. Apr. 10, 1716; m. Judith Noyes. 

263. JOHN FISKE (Samuel, William, John, William, Robert, Simon, 

Simon, William, Symond), b. ; m. (int.) Dec. 22, 1710, Abigail Poor. She 

m. 2d, Oct. 15, 1727, Thomas Holt, of Andover. Soon after his marriage, in 171 1, 
he located on land inherited by him in Boxford, where he d. He was a hus- 
bandman. His estate was admr. upon Feb. 10, 1725. 

Wm Fisk of Rowley & Abigail Fisk widow of John Fisk late of Boxford as 
Admrs of the est of John Fisk aforesaid acting as such but especially in consid- 
eration that Thomas Reddington of Boxford admr of the est. of Sam! Fisk late 
of Boxford deed hath signed an instrument where of he in the behalf of the heirs 
of Sam'l Fisk aforesaid hath aquitted their right to * * land as is there in 
described * * being in the township of Boxford containing in the whole about 
three hundred acres * * being the one half of that the said Saml & John Fisk had 
given them by their father Sam'l Fisk late of Wenham deceased by deed in which 
Deed ye above said grantor did Impower & authorize the admrs of his said sons 
to divide ye above said premises whensoever desired & we being now sensible of 
the necessity of a division proceed accordingly in behalf of the aforesaid heirs 
and that which fell to the heirs of said Sam'l Fisk and is hereby aquitted is butted 
& bounded by Andover line Fishing brook Reddings Meadow &c &c 
Oct. 19 1727. 

Sam'l Fiske & ac of Wenham recieved a deed of Martha Gould of Stonham 
wid. of John Gould late of Charlestown in consideration of ye sum of fifty pounds 
formerly Paid by Sam'l Fisk of Wenham to her sd husband * * also of 9 pounds 


paid by Wm Fisk & Thos Redington guardians for the children of Sam'l Fisk & 
John Fisk late of Boxford — She confirms &c unto Saml & Sarah Fisk ye children 
of sd Sam'l Fisk deed & unto John Fisk & Phebe Fisk children of said John Fisk 
deed all her right &c land in Boxford loo acres it being ^ of ^ part of land 
formerly given to the grantor's father John Reddington by Zacheus Gould of 
Topsfield the whole tract bounded by Andover line Long Meadow Fishing brook 

&c Aug. 17 1731- , , J 

The inventory of his estate was taken Feb. 10, 1725, about 100 acres of land, 
with housing on it, etc., made oath to by Wm. Fiske, the admr., Mar. 29, 1725, 
John Fiske and Phebe Fiske about fifteen years of age. She made choice of 
Wm. Fiske to be her guardian, Nov. 6, 1727. At this time he was also appointed 
guardian of John. The daughter Phebe gives a receipt to her guardian, Wm. 
Fiske, of Rowley, signed Phebe Abbott, with John Abbott, Jr., and they say that 
they had received in full of "our portion of our father John Fiske's estate." 
He d. Dec. 24, 1724; res. Andover and Boxford, Mass. 

368. i. PHEBE, b. ; m. Sept. 20, 1732, John Abbott, Jr., of An- 


369. ii. JOHN, b. Dec. 30, 1715; m. Mary Bridges. 

264. DEA. WILLIAM FISKE (Samuel, William, John, William, Robert, 

Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., ; m. m Boxford 

Dec. 4, 171 1, Rebecca Reddington, of Boxford; d. July 24, 1743; m. 2d, Jan. 6, 1744, 
Lydia Thurston, of Rowley, b. 1699; d. July 25, 1753; m. 3d, Dec 19 I753 Bethiah 
Goodrich, of Newbury. 

He was born in Wenham, but settled on property in Rowley left him by his 
father. He was Deacon in the Congregational church there and a man of influence 
and standing in the community. He had thiee wives and several children, but did 
not leave any male heirs among them, as appears by will dated 1765. Arnong his 
numerous legatees were the sons of Daniel, of Upton, deceased. He joined the 
Rowley church Oct. 4, 1732. His wife was admitted Dec. 4, 1732, from the church 
in Byfield parish. He was treasurer of the church in 1750. 

Wm. Fiske of Rowley bought of Isaac Hardy yeoman and wife Esther of 
Bradford, ^1/4 acres of Salt meadow on Cow bridge Creek in Rowley bounded 
by James Todd land formerly John Stickney of Rowley which meadow come by 
ye said Esther and was formerly her father Barker's. May 10, 1721. 

Wm. Fiske of Rowley bought two acres marsh of John Boynton of Newbury 
which was B.s father and given to granter by dec'd June 1713 bounded by Bs 
meadow and on Falls River. Mar. 22, 1722. 

Dea. William Fiske, of Rowley, yeoman, "being advanced in old age," made 
his will May 23, 1764, which was proved Feb. 14, 1765, by Mary Clarke, Elizabeth 
Clarke and Daniel Clarke. The inventory of the estate was taken May 14, 1765, 
by Jere Searl, Jere Jewett and Jere Poor, and made oath to by Samul Keezer. 
Real Estate homestead, woodlots, salt marsh in Rowley and Newbury. Wife 
Bethiah was to have "all the goods and estate I had with her that were hers afore 
I married her, etc." He gave to Sarah, widow of Charles Stewart, late of Lan- 
caster, deed. To the two daughters of Samuel Fisk late of Boxford, deed. .To 
Abigail Goodridge, his daughter-in-law to be paid after her mother's decease. 
To the children of Jonathan Stickney, of Rowley, deed., two lots of land ex- 
cepting some fenced in to the homestead, one purchased of Thomas Lambert, Esq., 
and the other of Capt. John Northand. To Phebe Abbott, of Andover. To John 
Fiske of Andover. To Joseph Stickney of Boxford. To Hannah wife of John 
Todd. To Hannah wife of Zacheus Boynton, of Lancaster. To the sons of 
Daniel Fiske, late of Upton, deed. To Samuel Kezar, of Rowley, the residue of 
his estate and he to be executor of the will. 
He d. about 1765; res. Rowley, Mass. 

265. DANIEL FISKE (Samuel, William, John, William, Robert, Simon, 

Simon, William, Symond), b. ; m. in Beverly July 2, 1717, Sarah Fuller, of 


In 1638, Thomas Fuller, who belonged to a family of high social standing in 
England, came over to this country on a tour of observation, not intending to 
«tay. While in Cambridge he became a convert to Puritanism, under the eloquent 
preaching of Rev. Thomas Shepard, a famous Colonial divine, and at once re- 
solved to cast in his lot with his brethren of that faith in the New World. He 


purchased a large tract of land in New Salem (afterward Middleton) and having 
married Elizabeth Tidd, of Woburn, he settled upon his handsome estate and died 
in 1698, leaving sons Thomas, Benjamin and Jacob, and several daughters. His 
youngest son, Jacob Fuller, born in 1655, married Mary Bacon and settled on the 
paternal homestead. Their five children were named Mary, Elizabeth, Edward, 
Sarah and Jacob. Two of these, Elizabeth and Sarah, married Fiskes (Ebenezer 
and Daniel, of Wenham). Their uncle, Benjamin Fuller, was the father of Rev. 
Daniel Fuller, of Gloucester, and also of Col. Archelaus Fuller, who commanded 
a section of the American forces at the battle of Bennington. 

Fiske was born in Wenham, where he continued to reside until 1748, when he 
moved to Upton, Worcester Co., where he was an early settler. His children were 
all born in Wenham. He made his will Feb. 6, 1754, probated in 1761, mentions 
wife Sarah and all his living children. 

Daniel Fiske of Wenham husbandman & Theophs Rix of W Taylor had re- 
leased & quit claimed to them by John Newman of Glocester trader a certain 
tract of land in Wenham containmg 20 acres "which land was bought by one 
Sam'l Fiske Theophilus Rix of my bond father John Newman Esq. in his life 
time To have & to hold ye said tract of land as butted & bounded in their ye said 
Saml Fiske's and Theophilus Rix's Deed bearing Dates June ye 16 1692, to them 
ye said Theophilus Rix and Daniel Fiske their heirs &c. Witnessed by Wm. & 
Benj Fisk Feb 24 1 720-1. 

He d. 1761; res. Wenham and Upton, Mass. 

SAMUEL, b. Feb. 14, 1728; m. Sarah Partridge. 

DANIEL, b. June 17, 1718; m. Zilpah Tyler. 

HANNAH, b. May 16, 1721; m. in Wenham July 6, 1742, Eben- 
ezer Ober. 

BENJAMIN, b. May 7, 1724; m. Rebecca and Keziah 

SARAH, b. March 20, 1730; m. Dec. 17, 1755, in Upton, Eben- 
ezer Walker, of Upton. 

WILLIAM, b. April 14, 1733; m. Jemima Adams. 

JOSIAH, b. Feb. 2, 1734: m. Sarah Barber, Lydia Daniels and 
Elizabeth Gore. 

MARTHA, b. April 8, 1738; m. April 24, 1760, in Upton, Perin 

SARAH, b. Dec. 6, 1719; d. Feb. i, 1720. 

PHEBE, b. Oct. 5, 1726; d. Nov. 18, 1726. 

SARAH, b. March 5, 1722; d. March 31, 1723. 

269. SAMUEL FISKE (Joseph, William, John, William, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Syniond), b. Swanzey, Mass., July 5, 1680; m. in Rehoboth, 
March 16, 1704, Mehitable Wheaton. She d. before 1716, for at that time he had 
married again, and his wife's name was Elizabeth . He was born in Swan- 
zey. Later he moved to Rehoboth and finally located in Johnstown, R. I., where 
he died. He was possessed of quite a large property at his death. He generally 
was called "Yeoman," but once or twice in deeds is called "Cordwainer." 1703, 
Dec. 18, He bought land in Providence of Ephrami Pierce, of Swanzey, Mass. 
1709, Sept. 8, he bought land of Zuriel Hall. 1744, Oct. 13, he deeded land to son 
Joseph for love and affection. 1756, May 9, he sold to Joseph Fiske for £2,000 
homestead farm of 55 acres in Providence and two lots of land in Scituate con- 
taining 34 acres, and % of certain undivided land. The homestead was in that 
part of Providence that subsequently (1759) was set off as town of Johnston. 
1757, he took administration on the estate of his son Ezekiel Fiske. He was un- 
doubtedly the father also of Phineas Fiske, who married Mary Colwell in Provi- 
dence 1729, Jan. 19. [The above Samuel Fiske was probably a brother of Benjamin 
Fiske, who early settled in Scituate. R. I., and had wife Abigail, daughter Eliz- 
abeth, born 1709, sons Hezekiah, Benjamin Jr., Noah, Daniel, Job, John, (and 
other daughters Mary, Freelove and Abigail, besides Elizabeth, first referred to.] 
J. O. Austin. Prov. R. I. This is not so; see elsewhere. 

He d. after 1757 and before 1763; res. Swanzey, Mass., Providence and Johns- 
town, R. I. 

381. iv. DANIEL, b. May 10, 1710; m. Mercy Stone and Sarah Stewart. 

382. iii. JOSEPH, b. June 8, 1708; m. Freelove Fiske. 

383. ii. PATIENCE, b. March 28, 1706. • V 














384. V. EZEKIEL, b. . He died Dec. 28, 1757, and the administra- 

tion of his estate was granted to his father Samuel. 

385. i. PHINEHAS, b. ; m. Mary Colwell. 

278. JOHN FISKE (John, Nathaniel, WilHam, Robert, Simon, Simon, 
William, Symond), b. Watertown, Nov. 20, 1655; m. Dec. 9, 1679, Abigail Parks, 
dau. of Thomas and Abigail (Dix); b. March 3, 1658; m. 2d, Jan. 7, 1699, Hannah 
Richards; d. 1714. 

He was a husbandman. May 23, 1697. John and wife Abigail for £10-10-0 
sold to John Ward of Newton, turner, 131^ acres in Newton, probably inherited 
from her father. Gravestone inscription in Waltham grave yard: Here lyes 
the Body of Mr. John Fiske Who Dec'd Jan ye 6th 1718 in ye 63rd year of His age." 

He was made a freeman April 18, 1690. His will is dated June 6, 1709, and 
proved June 23, 1718. His son John was sole executor and he gave all his real 
estate to his wife Hannah. He was a husbandman. He d. Jan. 6, 1718; res. 
Watertown and Waltham, Mass. 

386. i. ABIGAIL, b. June 12, 1684; m. Feb. 24, 1701, John Stearns. 

He was of Wat. Settled on his father's homestead, where he 
was b. June 24, 1677. Inventory of his estate, administrator 
his widow Abigail, in 1735 £952-3-10. In the settlement of the 
estate mention is made of the heirs of Peter and James. Ch. : 
John, b. Nov. 18, 1702, m. Anna Coolidge, res. Wat. and West- 
minster; Josiah, b. Oct. 14, 1704, m. Susanna Ball, Dorothy 
Prentice and Mary Bowman, res. Wat.; Joseph, b. July, 1706, 
d. unm. insane April 11, 1756; Abigail, b. June 3, 1708, m. 
Col. Benjamin Bellows, res. Lunenburg and Walpole, N. H. ; 
David, b. Dec. 24, 1709, m. Ruth Hubbard. He gr. Harvard 
Coll. 1728, was a minister in Lunenburg. After his death 
she m. Nov. 9, 1768, Rev. Aaron Whitney, of Petersham, gr. 
Harvard Coll. 1737. They d. in Keene, N. H.; Thomas, b. 
•Oct. 8, 171 1, m. Hannah Clarke, of Newton, res. Westminster, 
and m. 2d, Lydia Hilton. He was a Deacon and d. s. p.; 
James, b. 1713, d. 1713; Hannah, b. Dec. 20, 1713, m. Dea. 

Samuel Johnson, of Lunenburg; Benjamin, b. , m. 

Anna Taylor, res. Lunenburg; Peter, m. and left des.; William, 
b. Mar. 11, 1717, m. Elizabeth Johnson, was a Deacon, res. 
Lunenburg; Lydia, b. Oct. 7, 1719, m. Joshua Goodrich, of 
Lunenburg; James, b. July 9, 1721, d. young; Lois, b. Jan. 18, 
1722, m. Jonas White; Abijah, b. Dec. 19, 1724, m. Sarah Hey- 
wood, was a Colonel; res. Lunenburg and d. s. p. 1783. 

387. ii. ELIZABETH, b. Jan. 20, 1685; m. Mar. i, 1709, Benjamin Whitney. 

He was b. Jan. 31, 1864. His will is dated June 14, and was 
proved Nov. 8, 1736. He d. Oct., 1736; res. Watertown, Mass. 
Cli.: Joseph, b. Dec. 3, 1710, m. Mary Child; Benjamin, b. 

Sept. 14. 1712, m. ; Samuel, b. Nov. 22, 1715, m. 

Mary Clark; Elizabeth, b. Mar. 9, 1718, m. Nov. 26, 1747, Wil- 
liam McCune, of Weston. Ch.: Lydia, b. Oct., 1748; Isaac. 

b. May 31, 1750. She prob. m. 2d, ; child. (See her 

bro. Samuel's will.) 

388. iii. JOHN, b. May 15, 1687; m. Mary Whitney and Elizabeth Chi- 


389. iv. JONATHAN, bap. Nov. 25, 1688; d. in infancy. 

390. v. JONATHAN, bap. Dec. 8, 1689; m. Lydia Bemis. 

391. vi. HEPZIBAH, b Jan. 13, 1693; m. Dec. 8, 171S, George Harring- 

ton. He was b. Aug. 31, 1695. She d. Mar. 26, 1736; res. 
Wat. Hannah, b. July 31, 1716, m. William Whitney, Jr., of 
Weston; Elisha, b. Aug. 27, 1717, d. 1719; Abigail, b. Oct. 4, 
1718; John, b. Dec. 14, 1719, m. Sarah Barnard; Lydia, b. 
Feb. 12, 1720; Elisha, b. Nov. 19, 1722; Seth, b. June 22, 1724; 
Benjamin, b. Sept. 29, 1725, m. Elizabeth Pierce; Sarah, b. 
Oct. 21, 1727; Seth, b. Sept. 25, 1728; Mercy, b. Feb. 7, 1730; 
Rnnire. b. Oct. .-^o, 1733; Susana, b. Jan. 9, 1735. 

392. vii. DAUGHTER, b. Nov. 19, 1695; d. Nov. 20, 1695. 













393. viii. DAVID, b. April 13, 1697; m. Elizabeth Durkee. 

394. ix. HANNAH, bap. Oct. 8, 1704; d. July 21, 1714. 

281. WILLIAM FISKE (John, Nathaniel, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, 
William, Symond), b. Wat. Feb. 2Z, 1663; m. Oct. 25, 1693, Hannah Smith, of 
Cambridge, dau. of John and Mary (Beers), b. Dec. 27, 1672; d. Dec. 7, 1728. 
He was selectman in 1717. His will is dated Feb. 18, 1734; proved Mar. 29, 1742. 
He was yeoman. His son Samuel was executor and had most of the property, 
as the other children had already received most of their portions. He d. in 1742; 
res. Watertown, Mass. 

WILLIAM, b. Aug. 24, 1694; d. Dec. 13, 1702. 

HANNAH, b. Oct. 13, 1696. 

MARY, b. Jan. 16, 1698; d. Dec. 13, 1702. 

THOMAS, b. Sept. 12, 1701; m. Mary Pierce. 

WILLIAM, b. Mar. 13, 1703; m. Mary Sanderson. 

JOHN, b. Aug. 24, 1706; m. Sarah Child. j\, 

SAMUEL, b. Jan. 4, 1709; m. Anna Bemis. ^..>,\'^'"''^' 

286. LIEUT. NATHAN FISKE (Nathan, Nathaniel, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Watertown Oct. 17, 1042; m. Elizabeth 
Fry; d. May 15, 1696. Oct. i, 1673, he purchased of Thomas Underwood and wife 
Magdalen 220 acres of farm lands in Weston for £10. His inventory was £151. 
He was selectman 1684-88-91. Admr. was granted to his widow Elizabeth Dec. 10, 
1694. Inventory by Wm. Bond, Senr., Samuel Jennison, Senr., and Nathaniel 
Barsham, dated Nov. 27, 1694. House and 22 acres on both sides of the high- 
way £45, 6 acres in Newton £9, 12 acres about Prospect Hill £6, 7 acres in Thatch- 
ers Meadow £5, about 250 acres farm land £15. The 220 acres were purchased 
as stated above of Thos. Underwood and bounded by property of Anthony 
Pierce, and others. An agreement of his children dated Nov. 23, 1696, was signed 
by Nathan Fiske; David, the guardian of William; James Ball for Elizabeth, his 
wife; Edward Park for his wife; John Mixer for his wife and Susanna Fiske. 

Lt. Nathan Fisk of Watertown Oct. 1694 admn granted to Elizabeth Fiske 
his widow Dec. 10 1694 the inv of the Estate having been taken Nov. 27 1694 Items 
Homestead some land about Prospect Hill A division of the Estate was divided 
among the heirs Feb 21 1694-5 Viz Elizth the widow who deceased previous to 
June 2 1696 when her thirds was divided Children Nathan — Elizth who was then 
wife of James Ball — Martha then unmarried but had previous to June 2 1696 mar- 
ried Edward Park — Susan who not married before June 1696 — Abigail then 
unmarried but previous to June 2 1696 had married John Mixer — William who 
was alive in June 1696 and his uncle David Fiske whom he had appointed when he 
was 16 years old for his guardian Dec. 10, 1694 was also alive at that time. 

He d. Oct. II, 1694; res. Watertown, Mass. 

402. i. NATHAN, b. Feb. 9, 1665; d. Oct. 9, 1668. 

403. ii. ELIZABETH, b. Jan. 19, 1667; m. Jan. 16, 1693, James Ball, b. 

Mar. 7, 1670; was a weaver. He d. Feb. 22, 1729. His will is 
dated Feb. 21 of this year. John Ball, a Concord freeman, 
brought with him from England, where he lived in Wiltshire, 
his two sons, Nathaniel and John. He died in Concord, Oct 
i> 1655. John Ball married Elizabeth Pierce, of Watertown, 
Mass., and had five children. By a second marriage with Eliz- 
abeth Fox he had one child. He (John Ball) was killed by 
Indians at Lancaster, Mass., Sept. 10, 1675. John Ball, born 
1644, and married Sarah Bullard, a dau. of Geo. Bullard, of 
Watertown. They had seven children. He was by trade a 
weaver, and died May 8, 1722. James Ball, born in Water- 
town, 1670. He m. Elizabeth Fisk. Ch. : James, b. Feb. 2, 1694; 

m. Sarah ; res. Ball Hill, Northboro, Mass. Nathan, b. 

Feb. 28, 1695; d. Northboro, 1768. John, b. July 22, 1697; m. 
Abigail Harrington and Lydia Perry; res. Worcester, and he 
d. there 1756. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 2, 1699; d. 1703. Sarah, b. 
Sept. 21, 1700; m. Aug. 5, 1724, Daniel Hastings; ch. Sarah, 
Stephen. Hannah, Daniel, Elizabeth, John, Elizabeth, John, 
David, Hannah. Daniel Hastings m. Priscilla Keyes, Aug. 
16, 1753. Their children were Ruth, Elizabeth, Daniel, Henry; 


Henry Hastings, b. Sept. 3, 1758, m. Abigail Hawes, July 15, 

u' ^ 1785. Their children were Amherst, Daniel, Lois, Elizabeth; 

^ ^- Lois Hastings, b. May 29, 1796, m. Asaph Browning, Apr. 9, 

^."^ 1816. Their children were Louise, Silas, Abigail, Clara, Asaph, 

Mary Louise; Abigail Hastings, b. Feb. 19, 1824, m. Henry 

Endicott. Their children died in infancy except Emma 

Endicott, who was b. Jan. 20, 1854; m. Joseph Mason 

Marean, Jan. 20, 1876, and whose children are Edith, Henry 

Endicott, Parker Endicott, Mason Browning, and Endicott; 

res. 46 Brewster street, Cambridge, Mass. Abigail, b. June 5, 

1702; m. Dea. Jonathan Livermore. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 9, 1705; 

m. Thomas Fuller; res. Newton. Susanna, b. Mar. 16, 1707; 

m. Josiah Stearns. She d. 1740. 

404. iii. MARTHA, b. Jan. 12, 1670; m. Mar. 13, 1694, Edward Park, b. 

Apr. 8, 1661, son of Thomas and grandson of Richard of Camb., 
the emigrant; res. Newton; ch., Edward, bap. July 8, 1744. 

405. iv. NATHAN, b. Jan. 3, 1672; m. Sarah Coolidge and Mrs. Han- 

nah Smith. 

406. V. SUSANNA, b. Apr. 7, 1674; d. unm. Will dated Shrewsbury, 

Feb. 19, 1745; proved June 29, 1752; d. in Shrewsbury, Apr. 28, 
1752. Probably living with her niece, Grace Goddard. Susan 
Fiske then in Shrewsbury Worcester Co residing, spinster 
"being aged" made her will Feb 19 1745-6 which was proved 
June 20 1752 when it was said that she was late of Watertown 
& the two witnesses at that time present were Simon & Susan- 
nah Goddard She mentions that her brother Nathan Fisk 
late of Watertown deceased left 5 sons & 2 daughters and they 
appear to have received the whole of her estate Among them 
were mentioned the names of the daughters viz Grace Goddard 
of Shrewsbury & Hannah Fisk of Watertown and her (the 
testator's) cousin Nathan Fiske of Watertown who was execu- 
tor of the will. 

407. vi. ABIGAIL, b. Feb. 18, 1675; m. Aug. 15, 1695, John Mixer. He 

was b. Mar. 5, 1668, son of Isaac, Jr., whose father came from 
Ipswich, Eng., in 1634. John was a tanner and res. in Wat. 
and Hampshire Co. Ch. : Abigail, b. June 26, 1696; John, b. 
Jan. 22, 1698; Elizabeth, b. Dec. 30, 1702; George, b. Dec. 27, 
1704; Ann, m. 1738, John Jones, Jr., of Weston. 

408. vii. WILLIAM, b. Dec. s, 1677; d. 1677. 

409. viii. WILLIAM, b. Nov. 10, 1678; m. Eunice Jennings. 

410. ix. ANNA, b. ; d. July 13, 1683. 

288. DAVID FISKE (Nathan, Nathaniel, William, Robert. Simon, Simon, 
William, Symond), b. Wat, Apr. 29, 1650; m. Dec. 15, 1675, Elizabeth Reed, b. 
July 26, 1653, dau. of Dea. George of Woburn. She d. Mar. 21, 1717. Elizabeth 
dau. of Geo. and Elizabeth of Woburn, and granddau. of William and May- 
bel, b. July 26, 1653, m. David Fiske, of Watertown. Mr. Fiske was a land sur- 
veyor, and did much in laying out townships, etc. He was of the Lexington stock 
of Fiskes, who were relatives of Rev. John Fiske of Chelmsford. George, as above 
July 26, 1653, dau. of Dea. George of Woburn, and granddau. of William and May- 
son of William & Maybel, born in England, 1629 bought a farm in Woburn 
of Rebecca Terrace, Nov. 7 1651. Married Elizabeth (jennings, or Gennison 
of Watertown Aug. 4, 1651; bought land in Weymouth. April 16, 1665 Cambridge, 
Mass. Probate, Middlesex Co. Will of George Reed, Sen. of Wooburne Yoeman 
proved 1706 wife Hannah. Ch. : John Timothy, Thomas, Samuel, George, Will- 
iam; daus. Mary Johnson, Hannah Elson, Elizabeth Fisk receives 5 £, Sarah 
Robason etc etc. 

Admr. was granted to widow Elizabeth Dec. 10, 1694. He was a surveyor. 
He d. 1694; res. Watertown, Mass. 

411. i. NATHAN, b. ; living 1694. 

412. ii. DAVID, b. Dec. 11, 1678; m. Rebecca . 

289. NATHANIEL FISKE (Nathan, Nathaniel, William, Robert. Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Watertown, July 12, 1653; m. Apr. 13, 1677, Mrs.. 



Mary (Warren) Child, b. Nov. 29, 1651, dau. of Daniel Warren, of Watertowii, 
and wid. of John Child, of Watertown, b. 1636, d. Oct. 15, 1676. Inventory £142. 
She d. May 12, 1734. He was a weaver. His will is dated June 10 and proved 
Oct. 3, i73S. Vol. 20 Mid Prob. Rec. p. 210. Will. Nathaniel of Watertown 
weaver dte June 10 1735 appr Dec 22 1735 ist to children of my son Nathaniel de- 
cea'd & to children of son John equally amongst them money from Debts due to 
be divided in 5 equal sharees. To 3 daughters, Hannah Biglow, Sarah Hastings 
& Elizabeth Flagg, to each one share, to children of daughter Lydia Harrington 
had by her former husband John Warren one share to children of daughter Abi- 
gail Flagg deceased One share — To children of daughter Mary Knapp deceas'd 
— nothing considering what I did for their mother in her life time. To My 

daughter in Law Mary Child "as a requital for her care & good service" &c. 

He d. Sept., 1735; res. Watertown, Mass. 

413- i- NATHANIEL, b. June 9, 1678; m. Hannah Adams. 

414. ii. HANNAH, b. Aug. 29, 1680; m. Oct. 17, 1701, Joshua Bigelow, 

Jr., b. Nov. 25, 1677. His father was wounded in King Phil- 
ip's war and was granted land in Worcester, but later went to 
Westminster. Joshua, Jr., res. in Weston. Ch. : Joshua, b. 

Feb. 5, 1701. Hannah, b. Mar. 6, 1703; m. Cheney; res. 

Mendon. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 17, 1706; m. Hannah Robinson; 
res. Fram. Lydia, b. Mar. 8, 1708; m. Isaac Parkhurst. Eliz- 
abeth, b. Dec. 2, 171 1 ; m. David Wilson; res. Lancaster. 
John, b. June 24, 1715; m. Grace Allen; res. Weston. Abigail, 
b. Oct. 7, 1719. Mary, b. Mar. 18, 1721. 

415. iii. JOHN, b. Mar. 17, 1682; m. Lydia Adams. 

416. iv. SARAH, b. July 4, 1684; m. Jan. 8, 1706, John Hastings, Jr. 

(John, Thomas), bap. Dec. 4, 1687. He d. before 1747; res. 
Watertown and rev. to Lunenburg. Ch. : Sarah, b. Nov. 8, 
1707. Susanna, b. Apr. 4, 1710. John, b. Feb. 4, 1711. Na- 




thaniel, b. June 9, 1714; m. Esther Perry; res. Shrewsbury. 
Hannah, b. Jan. 24, 1716; m. Aug. 15, 1735, Lieut. David 
Farnsworth (Samuel, Matthais.) He was one of the orig- 
inal settlers in Charlestown, N. H., and later removed to 
Hollis, N. H. They had a daughter Relief Farnsworth 
who married June 4, 1771, Reuben Tucker (Moses, Joseph, 
Morris); ch. Charles Tucker m. 1804 Wealthy Ruggles; 
their ch. Gilbert Ruggles Tucker m. August 20, 183 1. 
Evelina Christina Snyder; their child Wm. Stringham 
Snyder Tucker (7) m. May 4, 1865, Martha Ann Nesbitt; 
their dau. Ida Nesbitt Tucker (8) m. Jan 18, 1888, Tyler 
Seymour Morris (Joseph, Ephraim, Isaac, Edward, Ed- 
ward, Edward) their son Seymour Tucker Morris, born 
Nov. 28, 1890 in Chicago. 
Eunice, b. Sept. 3, 1722; Enoch, bap. Oct. 1724; Elisha, bap. Jan. 15, 1726; 
Elizabeth, b. 1732. 

417. V. LYDIA, b. Dec. 2, 1687; m. May 14, 1711, John Warren, son of 

John Warren, b. May 21, 1678. His wid. admr. on his estate 
July 29, 1726. Inventory £391. She m. 2d, June 17, 1730, Ben- 
jamin Harrington, b. Oct. 2, 1685, d. 1768. She d. Aug. 21, 
1761; res. Weston. Ch. by ist wife: John, b. Apr. 3, 1701; 
res. Marlboro. Sarah, b. Sept. 20, 1702; m. Samuel Harring- 
ton. Samuel, b. Mar. 18, 1703; m. Tabitha Stone. Thomas, 
b. Mar. 11, 1705; m. Lydia Mixer. David, b. June 22, 1708; m. 
Martha Coolidge, "Jr." Ch. by Lydia: Benjamin, b. Apr. 4, 
1715. David, b. Jan. 8, 1716. Abigail, b. Oct. 28, 1719. Lucy, 
b. Oct. 26, 1721. William, b. Oct. 21, 1723; d. 1739. John, 
bap. 1725. 

418. vi. MARY, bap. Apr. 20, 1690; m. in Wat. Oct. 30, 1716, James 

Knapp, b. Feb. 4, 1690; res. Wat. and Worcester. Ch.: James, 
bap. Nov. 24, 1723; Elizabeth, b. May 15, 1729; John, b. Oct. 
31, 1731- 

419. vii. ELIZABETH, b. June 24, 1692; m. Jan. 25, 1715, Capt. Benja- 

min Flagg, Jr., Esq., of Wat. and Worcester. He was b. in 
Wat. Aug. 25, 1691, d. in Worcester, June 12, 1751. She d. 
there Nov. 30, 1760, ae. TJ. He settled in Worcester, where 
he acquired much respect and influence. He was selectman 
1725 and 1726, and was the schoolmaster in 1729. Inventory 
£259. Ch. : Elizabeth, b. May 24, 1717; m. Absolem Rice. 

Abigail, b. ; m. Samuel Hubbard. Benjamin, bap. Aug. 

26, 1723; m. Abigail ; res. Worcester; was on important 

committees during the French and Revolutionary wars; was 
captain before the Revolutionary war, and in 1777 was lieuten- 
ant-colonel. William. Asa, bap. July 21, 1721; an Ensign in 
1757. Mary, unm., in 1751. 

420. viii. ABIGAIL, b. Aug. 28, 1698; m. Apr. 10, 1717, Allen Flagg, Jr., 

b. Feb. 9, 1690. She d. Mar., 1729; res. Weston. Ch. : Eben- 
ezer, b. Jan. 2, 1718. Abigail, b. July 15, 1719. Josiah, b. 
June 9, 1722. Abijah, b. Aug. 29, 1724; m. Mary Stone, of Sud- 
bury. Three other children by second wife. 
292. p^EA. JONATHAN^ FISKE (Div.iii, DaVid, David, Jeflfrey, Robert, 
Simon, Sirtidn, William, Symond), b. at Lexington, May 19, 1679; m. Abigail 
Reed, dau. of Capt. William of Lexington, b. May 29, 1687. His name first appears 
upon the Lex. parish records in 1707, when Corpl. Jonathan Fiske was chosen one 
of the assessors. He was also a subscriber for the purchase of the common in 
171 1, though the church records show that his dau. Abigail was bap. in 1704, when 
he owned the covenant. He and his wife united with the church in 1708. He had 
a family of fourteen children, five of whom were b. in Lex., and the rest in 
Sudbury, to which place he moved about 1713, where he was a deacon. He and 
his wife were dismissed to the Sudbury church in 1718. His will, dated Nov. 13, 
1740, mentions wife Abigail, ^ j sons and seven daus., two of his children having 
died before that period. / 

Will of Jonathan Fiske' of Sudbury gentleman Being weak in Body etc. To 


wife Abigail he gave one third and to sons Bezaleel and David all my lands and 
rights in Holden in the County of Worcester etc. To my son William all my 
lands in Sutton. To my son Samuel a tract of land in Sudbury on the east side 
of the river Called the neck containing about twenty-six acres; To my son Ben- 
jamin £25 to be paid him when he shall arrive at the age of twenty-one, Have 
given to my daughters Abigail Parris, Kezia Noyes, Lydia Patterson Mary Fisk, 
Beulah Stone Wife Abigail in consideration etc to pay "my daughter Hepzibath 
Fisk, and my daughter Sarah Fisk and daughter Anna. My two youngest sons 
David and Benjamin live with their mother until they arrive at twenty-one years 
of age. My wife Abigal with son in law Samuel Parris executors. 

Connecting Jonathan with the Lexington line is the following Worcester Co. 
Deeds Vol 21 page 100 Jonathan Fisk of Sudbury & Abegail, wife Joseph 
Manor of Lexington & Elizabeth, wife Edward Johnson of Woburn & Rebec- 
hah, wife John Stone, Jr. of Lexington. Mary, wife sell to brother, William 
Reed of Lexington all rights in estate of father William Reed of Lexington, dec. 
date Sept 10 1718. 

Jonathan Fisk bought land in Sudbury Nov. 25 171 1 he was then "of Cam- 

The town record of Sudbury gives baptism & marriage (Jonathan, May ig 
1679. Abegail Reed — ■ also Samuel, May 3 1717 m. Abegail Rice — ). 

Jonathan Fiske of Sudbury Inv. of his estate Mar. 28 1743 made oath to by 
an Abigail Fiske (not said whether widow or not) & Sam'l Parris Apr 4, 1743 He 
owned land in Sudbury also in Holden & Worcester in Worcester County — and in 
all about 700 acres of land. 

William Reed father of Elizabeth was son of George & Elizabeth, and grand- 
son of William & Maybel born Sept 22 1662 m. Abegail Kendall, his fathers cousin, 
May 24 1686 She had an unusual number of fingers and toes Ch. Abegail born 
May 29 1687, m. Deacon Jonathan Fisk & moved to Sudbury. 

He d. Dec. 2y, 1740; res. Lexington and Sudbury, Mass. 

421. i. ABIGAIL, bap. July 23, 1704; m. in Sudbury, Nov. 28, 1760, 

Dea. Samuel Parris, b. Jan. 9, 1701. He was the son of Rev. 
Samuel Parris and grandson of Thomas, merchant of London. 

422. ii. JONATHAN, bap. June 9, 1706; m. Jemima Foster. 

423. iii. KEZIA, bap. Aug. 8, 1708; m. Nov. 12, 1741, Peter Noyes, of 


424. iv. LYDIA, bap. Apr. 16, 1710; m. Oct. 14, 1730, James Patterson. 

He res. in Watertown, Petersham and Princeton, where he d. 
May 4, 1766, and left wid. Lydia, who d. in 1776, ae. 66. Ch.: 
Jonathan, b. Nov. 30, 1735, killed by the Indians in the French 
war July 20, 1758. David, b. May 11, 1739. Andrew, b. Apr. 
14, 1742; m. Oct. 21, 1761, Elizabeth Bond, of Worcester, and 
had, Sarah, b. 1764; Jonas, b. 1768. 

425. V. MARY, bap. June 30, 1712; m. Nathan Fiske, of Weston (See). 

426. vi. HEPZIBAH, b. Oct. 30, 1713; m. May 14, 1747, Joseph Liver- 
. more, of Sudbury. 

427. vii. BEZALEEL, b. Aug. 24, 1715; m. Beulah Frost, Tabitha Hyns 

and Rebeckah Rand. 

428. viii. SAMUEL, b. May 3, 1717; m. Abigail Rice. 

429. ix. BEULAH. b. Nov. i, 1718; m. in Sudbury, 1737, Benjamin 

Stone. He was b. Feb. 20, 1717-8; d. 1745, leaving Benjamin, 
Lucy, Sarah. The wid. m. 2d, Dec. 23, 1747, Benjamin Eaton, 
of Framingham. 

430. X. WILLIAM, b. Sept. 4, 1720; m. Sarah Cutting. 

431. xi. SARAH, b. Dec. 6, 1722; m. Apr. 9, 1746, Richard Heard, of 


432. xii. ANNA, b. 1724; m. June 9, 1747, Henry Smith, of Sudbury. 

433. xiii. DAVID, b. Sept. 4, 1726; m. Ruth Noyes. 

434. xiv. BENJAMIN, b. Mar. 28, 1730; m. Abigail Maynard. 

294. DR. ROBERT FISKE (David, David, Jeffrey, Robert, Simon, Simon, 
William, Symond), b. Watertown, Mar. 8. 16^; m. May 26, 1718, Mary Stimpson, 
of Reading, b. ; d. Feb. 11, 1757. In 171 1 he was a subscriber for the pur- 
chase of the common. He was ad. to the church in 1736. His residence was on 
Hancock street, where his father David had resided, and was one of the first set- 
tled places in the township. The present, which is probably the second house on 



that spot, was erected in 1732. Robert Fiske was a physician, and probably the 
first of the profession in that place. His wife survived him but a few years. 

The inventory of his estate sheds light upon the manners and customs of the 
age. Among other things, we find the following: Hat and wig iocs; Arms — 
yellow stock gun, 8£ 10s; little gun 5^; carbine 50s; brass pistols 50s; rapier and 
belt I2s; three staves 20s; two cans and two piggens 15s; one loom, quill wheel and 
warping bars, 50s; two pairs snow shoes 30s. Books — General Practice of Physic, 
30s; English Dispensatory or Synopsis of Medicine 30s. The Structure and Condi- 
tion of Bones 15s. By these items, it will be seen that the doctor was quite as well 
armed for the art of war as for the art of healing. 

In the distribution of the estate of Dr. Robert Fiske, all of the real estate went 
to the older brothers of John, so that no deed from him appears to have been 
thereafter needed and in fact has not been found. 25 April, 1757, Robert Fiske of 
Woburn, Physician, gave to Joseph Fiske of Lexington, Physician and Jonas 
Parker of Lexington, laborer, a bond for £27, conditioned that David Fiske on 
coming of age would convey to Jonas Parker and Joseph Fiske his share in that 
one third of the estate of Robert Fiske, Physician of Lexington, deceased, which 
had been set ofif to his mother, Mary Fiske, widow of the said Robert. The sure- 
ties were John Fiske of Lexington, Dr. Jonathan and David Fiske of Woburn, 
John Buckman of Lexington and Mary his wife, and Lydia Wilson, widow of 
Lexington. These sureties were evidently the brothers and sisters of Robert, 
Joseph and David Fiske, mentioned in the body of the bond. 5 December, 1757. 
John Buckman of Lexington, filed his bond as administrator of that part of the 
estate of Dr. Robert Fiske, left unadministered by his widow, Mary, the sureties 
on the bond being John Fiske, Physician, of Lexington and John Fiske of Wo- 
burn, yeoman. He died Apr. 18, 1753; res. Lexington, Mass. 

435. i. MARY, b. Feb. 8, 1718; d. Feb., 1719. 

436. ii. MARY, b. Mar. 16, 1719; m. John Buckman, of Lexington. He 

d. Feb. 17, 1768, ae. 51. She d. Feb. 10, 1768, ae. 50. Ch.: 
Mary, b. Dec. 27, 1740; m. Feb. 16, 1766, Francis Brown, ot 
Lex. John, b. Apr. 2, 1745; m. July 21, 1768, Ruth Stone, of 
Lex. He was an innkeeper and it was at his house that Capt. 
Parker and his patriotic men assembled on the evening of 
Apr. 18, 1775, and from this house they issued on the approach 
of the British the next morning. Shots were fired from this 
house upon the red coats after they had attacked the Americans 
upon the common, and some of the clapboards to this day 
give evidence that the fire was returned. Hist. Lex. 426. 
Sarah, b. Jan. 3, 1747; m. June 12, 1760, Jonas Stone, Jr., of 
Lex. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 11, 1753. Ruth, b. Dec. 30, 1755. 

437. iii. ROBERT, b. Jan. 12, 1721; 

m. Mrs. Abigail Grover 

and Betty . ^ ^m^ 

438. iv. SARAH, b. Sept. 26, 1723; _ -' ^ " 

d. young. ; ^ _ 

439. V. LYDIA, b. June 23, 1724; 

m. Tames Wilson, of Bed-* 

[440. vi. JOSEPH, b. Oct. 13, 1726; 

m. Hepzibah Raymond. 
441. vii. RUTH, b. Mar. 26, 1729; 

m. Farmer. She 

442. VIll. 

443. IX. 



d. before 1755. 
JOHN, b. Nov. 8, 1 731; m. 

Mary Ingalls. 
JONATHA^N, b. Mar. 20, 
1734; m. Abigail Locke. 
DAVID, b. Mar. 8, 1737; 
m. Elizabeth Blodgett. 
295. LIEUT. EBENEZER FISKE (David, David, David, Jeffrey, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Lex., Sept. 12, 1692; m. Dec. 4, 1718, Grace 
Harrington, of Wat., dau. of Samuel and Grace (Livermore), b. Aug. 26, 1694, d, 
Aug. 29, 1721; m. 2d, Bethia Muzzy, b. 1700, d. Nov. 19, 1774. His first wife died 
four days after the birth of their first child. The monumental stone in the old 









burying ground at Lex. has the honorable prefix of Lieut, to his name. He 
appears to have been popular in his day, having been called to fill many ofiices in 
the town. He was selectman ten years, between 1739 and 1758. He resided on the 
road to Concord, a little more than a mile from the common, at the easterly side 
of a large swell of land, which from his residence and ownership has taken the 
name of "Fiske Hill." It was at this house that the gallant Hayward of Acton 
met a British soldier coming from the well, between whom shots were exchanged, 
with fatal efifect on both sides. Benjamin, my son, "was to have my negro boy 
Pompee or if sd. do not survive me £30 in lieu thereof." He d. Dec. 19, 1775; res. 
Lexington, Mass. 

GRACE, b. 1721; d. Aug. 25, 1721. 

EBENEZER, b. Mar. 5, 1725; m. Elizabeth Cotton. 

BETHL\, b. Aug. i, 1729; m. Oliver, of Boston. 

ELIZABETH, b. May 7, 1731; m. Sept. 3, 1751, Rev. Robert 
Cutler. He was graduated at Harvard College, and was pastor 
in Greenwich, Mass., from 1755 until his death. His son Will- 
iam, b. Dec. 2S, 1753, was a doctor in western Massachusetts 
until 1795; was also postmaster and justice of the peace. 

449. iii. JANE, b. Mar. 21, 1733; m. Oct. 28, 1752, Josiah Hadley. 

450. iv. ANNA, b. July 30, 1735; m. Oct. 24, 1754, Oliver Barrett, of 

Concord. He was a grandson of the emigrant Humphrey 
Barrett, w-ho came from England and settled in Concord in 
1640. Oliver settled in Chelmsford. 

451. v. BENJAMIN, b. Mar. 24, 1737; d. young. 

452. vi. SAMUEL, b. Oct. 15, 1739; m. . 

453. vii. BENJAMIN, b. Aug. 10, 1742; m. Rebecca Howe. 

454. viii. SARAH, bap. Nov. 24, 1723; m. Alless. 

300. JAMES FISKE (James, James, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, Simon, Si- 
mon, William, Syniond), b. Groton, Mass., Feb. 11, 1694; m. Mar. 23, 1736, 
Lydia Bennett. James Fiske, of Groton, made his will on August 10, 1767, proved 
April 13, 1771, in which he speaks of his eldest son James, second son Peter, 
daughters Lydia and Mary, and youngest son John, wife Lydia. He d. 1767; res. 
Groton, Mass. 

455. i. JAMES, b. June 28, 1738. 

456. ii. LYDIA, b. Feb. 20, 1740. 

457. iii. PETER, b. Mar. 16, 1743; m. Oct. 3, 1769, Rachel Kemp. He 

was born in Groton, and at the breaking out of the Revolu- 
tionary War enlisted in Capt. Parker's Company in Col. Pres- 
cott's Regiment from Groton. He was in the battle of Bun- 
ker Hill and killed in that engagement. 

458. iv. MARY, b. June 9, 1746. . 

459. V. JOHN, b. Mar. 30, 1749; m. Anna Blood and d. July 12, 1821. 

Ch.: John, b. Nov. 15, 1776; d. Apr., 1811. Anna, b. June 3,. 
1778. Molly, b. Feb. 20, 1780: d. Feb. 23, 1783. Nathaniel, 
b. Feb. 15, 1782; (J. Mar. 16. 1783. Mary, b. Mar. 24, 1784. 

Lydia. b. . Anne, b. ]\Iay 9, 1786. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 

7. 1788. Nabbj', b. Oct. 22, 1789. Abel, b. Dec. 10 1791. 
James, b. Feb. 16, 1794; Sarah, b. Aug. 8, 1796; m. Nathan 
Gallott, and Feb. 23, 1857, resided in Groton. At that time 
she had one brother and three sisters living, but her grand- 
father's (James Fiske, Jr.) family were all dead, one of whom 
was killed in the battle of Bunker Hill. 

301. SAMUEL FISKE (James, James, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, Simon, 

Simon, William, Symond), b. Groton, ]\Iass., July 10, 1696; m. . 

Samuel Fisk, late of Newtown, yeoman, will dated June 14, 1769, proved Aug. i, 
1770, "Being advanced in age, but" Bequeaths to son Samuel and heirs, daughter 
Lucy Whitin and heirs, dau. Abigail Parrish, wife of Samuel Parrish, dau. Mary 
Hammond, wife of Samuel Hammond, to dau. Ann Fisk, to my gr. dau. Rebecca 
Mills, to gr. son Elisha Mills, to my two sons, viz., Thomas & Aaron, all lands, 
and buildings. Aaron & Thomas were executors. He d. 1769; res. Newton, Mass. 

460. i. SAMUEL, b. ; m. . 

461. ii. LUCY, b. — : m. Whitin. 


462. iii. ANN, b. . 

463. iv. MARY, b. ; m. Mar. 13, 1755, Samuel Hammond, 

of Newton. 

464. V. AARON, b. about 1763; m. Abigail . 

465. vi. THOMAS, b. ; was ex. of his father's will. 

466. vii. ABIGAIL, b. ; m. Samuel Parrish, son of Dea. 

Samuel Parrish. 

• 304. JONATHAN FISKE (James, James, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, Si- 
mon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Groton, Mass., Sept. 10, 1705; m. about 1731, 

Mary , d. May 11, 1742; m. 2d, Mar. 5, 1744, Sarah Wheeler, of Concord, 

d. May 11, 1762; m. 3d, May 18, 1763, Dorcas Fletcher, d. May 8, 1786. He was 
of Concord, a saddler by trade. His will was approved Mar. 13, 1783. He gave 
to his wife Dorcas all his estate in Reading and Pepperell, she to pay the debts, 
etc. To son Samuel Fisk, of Warren, R. I., to dau. Mary Davis, of Portsmouth, 
N. H. 

The widow Dorcas, of Concord, made her will May 8, 1783; it was probated 
May 28, 1787; gave to William Fletcher of Norridgewock, ]\Ie., my only son; to 
Amos Fletcher son of William; to Dorcas Fletcher; to Dorcas Davis dau. of 
Zachariah Davis of Mason N. H; to dau. Mary Bond wife of Henry Bond of 
Royalston the remainder of the Estate to Henry Bond executor. He d. Feb. 
22, 1783; res. Concord, Mass. 

467. i. JONATHAN, b. Apr. 8, 1732. 

468. ii. MARY, b. June 19, 1734; d. young. 

469. iii. ELIZABETH, b. Feb. 14, 1735. 

470. iv. MARV. b. Jan. 25, 1738; m. Zachariah Davis, of Portsmouth, 

N. H. 

471. V. SAMUEL, b. May 22, 1740; m. Judith Rowell. 

472. vi. SARAH, b. June 18, 1746; m. Apr. 19, 1764, William Fletcher, of 


473. vii. PHINEHAS, b. Feb. 23, 1747; d. Mar. 12, 1747. 

305. SAMUEL FISKE (Samuel, James, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. in Groton, Mass., Mar. 5, 1704; m. Jan. 12, 1726, 
Elizabeth Parker; res. Groton, Mass. 

474. i. ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 13, 1727; m. Mar. 3, 1746, Zachariah 


475. ii. SAMUEL, b. Oct. 12, 1729. 

476. iii. ELEAZER, b. Nov. 23, 1731; m. Esther ; res. Dunstable, 

N. H. He d. June 21, 1803, leaving a large family. 

477. iv. SUSANNA, b. Sept. 29, 1734. 

478. V. MARY, b. Oct. 4, 1736; m. Elliot. 

479. vi. JOSIAH, b. Sept. 27, 1739; d. Aug. 2, 1742. 

480. vii. SARAH, b. Nov. i, 1742. 

308. THOMAS FISKE (Samuel, James, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Groton, Mass., Feb. 21, 1712; m. in Groton, Mass., 

II, 1741, Mary Parker; b. Apr. 7, 1722; d. Mar. 30, 1791; dau. of John and 

Mary (Bradstreet) Parker. He was born in Groton, Mass., and always resided 
there. Pepperell was incorporated as a town in 1753, having been set ofif from 
Groton. It is said Thomas' farm was in that part of old Groton which was in- 
corporated in the new town. After his death his widow married Robert Blood, 
by whom she had two children, Abigail, b. Nov. 23, 1758, d. Apr., 1855, and 
Robert, b. Dec. 14, 1760. 

Thomas Fisk of Pepperell adm'n granted to Mary Fisk of said town his widow 
May 13 1754 Guardian app'd May 23 1760 over Thomas & Mary the children 
when they were over 14 years of age. Division of the Real Estate made May 29 
1768 when the widow was wife of a Blood Thomas the eldest son had two 
thirds of the estate by paying out to his the other heirs viz his sister Mary dec'd 
bro John brother Wainwright Fisk who then had a guardian and to the heirs of 
his sister Sarah dec'd The house stood on the road leading from Townsend to 
Pepperell Meetinghouse and by land of Rev Joseph Emerson Acc't of Mary 
the adm'x given Jan. 3 1757 wherein she charges for "nursing the youngest child 
that died" & for Lying in &c. 

He d. in P. Apr. 23, 1754; res. Groton and Pepperell, Mass. 


481. i. MARY, b. Oct. 18, 1743. She d. unm. 1765. Middlesex Probate 

Record, Vol. 29 p 157 Will dated May 3, 1765, proved Oct 29, 
1765. Mary Fiske, of the district of Pepperell To Mary, wife 
of Robert Blood "My kind & beloved mother," the whole of 
estate, all, & both out of estate of my hon'd father Thomas 
Fiske, late of Pepperell decs'd & also out of estate of my 
grandmother Fiske deceas'd. (Eph'm Lawrence physician 
Pepp. Ex'r.) 

482. ii. THOMAS, b. Mar. 12, 1746; m. Sarah Shipley. 

483. iii. JOHN, b. July 23, 1748; m. Anna Blood. 

484. iv. WAINWRIGHT, b. Mar. 7, 1752; d. killed at the battle of Bun- 

ker Hill June 17, 1775; was a member of Capt. Nutting's Co. 
of Pepperell, in Col. Prescott's regiment. 

485. v. SARAH, b. Apr. 27, 1750. She d. unm. 

311. BENJAMIN FISKE (John, John, Phinehas, Th6mas, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. 1683; bap. Milford, Conn., Mar., 1696; m. July 24, 
1701, Abigail Bowen, of Rehoboth, dau. of Obadiah and Abigail (Bullock) Bowen 
of Rehoboth. Two branches of Fiskes settled in Rhode Island as early as 1725, 
respectively descended from Benj. and Samuel Fiske, who, according to tradition, 
were brothers; they resided first in Rehoboth, but moved to Swanzey in 171 1. 
After Benjamin's removal to Rhode 'Island he was justice of the peace at Scitu- 
ate for years. 

He d. Feb. 14, 1765; res. Rehoboth and Swanzey, Mass., and Scituate, R. L 

MARY, b. Apr. 28, 1702; m. Pierce. 

HEZEKIAH, b. June 11, 1704; m. and res. in 

Scituate, R. I. He had a son Asa and prob. other ch.; he 

died, Aug. 20, 1776. 
BENJAMIN, b. Mar. 8, 1706; m. Susannah Briggs. 
ELIZABETH, b. May 9, 1708; d. May i, 1731, in Scituate. 
DANIEL, b. Dec. 16, 1709; m. Freelove Williams. 
JOHN, b. Jan. 11, 1713; m. Elizabeth Williams. 
FREELOVE, b. Mar. 29, 1716; m. Joseph Fiske. 
JOB, b. 1711; m. Mary Whitman. 

NOAH, b. 1722; m. . 

ABIGAIL, b. ; m. Kimball. 

312. EBENEZER FISKE (John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., in 1689; m. at Milford, Conn., in 

1719, Mehitable ; b. 1694; d. at New Milford Feb. 11, 1737; m. 2d, Nov. 11, 

1741, Rebecca Trowbridge. Ebenezer Fiske, second son of Dr. John Fiske, of Mil- 
ford, and executor of his will, was born in Wenham, settled in Milford upon the 
paternal estate, where were born to him a family; but died at the residence of his 
son, Ebenezer, in New Milford, same state. 

May 21, 1709, John Fisk of Milford deed to his son Ebenezar Fisk one half 
right in certain lands in New Milford. After May 19, 1737, Ebenezar Fisk is re- 
corded of New Milford. 

We find the following under the heading of "Sketches of Prominent Men" 
in the history of New Milford: "Ebenezer Fisk, Sen., came from Milford in 1737, 
and settled on Second hill, or on the west side of Town hill. His father, Doct. 
John Fisk of Milford, bought a Right of land in New Milford, in 1709, and gave 
half of it to his son Ebenezer, the same year, but the latter did not settle here 
until 1737. Ebenezer, Sen., had a son Ebenezer Jr. who married and had a son 
Ichabod, born in 1747, and apparently removed from the town not many years 

Inscriptions from stones in Cemetery: "Here lies the body of Mr. Ebenezer 
Fisk. He died Oct. 4, 1747, in the 59th year of his age." "Here lies the body of 
Mrs. Mehetabell Fisk, wife of Mr. Ebenezer Fisk, dec'd Feb. 11, 1737, in the 44th 
year of her age." 

He d. Oct. 4, 1747; res. Milford and New Milford, Conn. 

496. ii. EBENEZER. b. Dec. 13, 1719; m. Sarah Hart and Sarah Newel. 

497. i. MEHITABLE, bap. Aug. 10, 1718; m. Mar. i, 1737, Richard 

Piatt, Jr., of Milford. She d. Apr. 8, 1775. 






















498. iii. HANNAH, b. Dec. 27, 1723; m. Oct. 22, 1741, Benijah Bostwick. 

In settlement of estate of ist Ebenezar, records show Eben- 
ezar (2d or Capt so called) bought out the interest of above 
two sisters at New Milford. Eb. ist bot property in N. M. 
1st in 1709, many deeds recorded there before his removal 
there, subsequently. 

499. iv. ANN, b. May 23, 1725; ni. Mar. 28, 1748, Samuel Bostwick (son 

of Major John Bostwick); was born at New Milford, Conn., 
Aug. 3, 1823. He married Anna Fiske, daughter of Ebenezer 
Fiske, ]\Iarch 28, 1748. S. B. died Sep. 23, 1789, and his wife 
Sep. 21, 1783. Their children were: Elisha, b. Dec. 17, 1784; 
Jared, b. Aug. 9, 1751; Samuel, Jr., b. Jan. 19, 1755. Elisha 
Bostwick was prominent in his town, holding such local offices 
as justice of the peace, town clerk, etc. The latter office he 
held for fifty-five years, resigning in his eighty-fourth year. 
He was in the Revolutionary war, serving as a lieutenant in the 
same regiment as Nathan Hale; was Lieut. Colonel of militia 
1793, 3nd Representative to the Assembly for fourteen terms. 
He died Dec. 11, 1834. He married May 14, 1786, Miss Betty 
Ferriss. She died July 13, 1834. Their children were: Jared, b. 
May 24, 1787; Betsey Ann, b. July 11, 1792; Samuel Randolph, 
b. 1799. Jared second son of Sam'l B.>was a graduate of Yale, 
but died soon after. Samuel Bostwick Jr. (third son of Sam'l 
B. Sr.) married Polypheme Ruggles May 14, 1786. He was a 
graduate of Yale and attorney at law. Member of State As- 
sembly one term. Ch.: Ann Fiske Bostwick, m. Jos. A. Bost- 
wick; Hannah Lorain Bostwick, m. Hon. S. Sherwood, of 
Delhi, N. Y., 1814, a son is Samuel Sherwood, of 80 Washing- 
ton Square, N. Y. city. 

500. v. BENJAMIN, b. Jan., 1730; d. Feb. 5, 1730. 

313. CAPT. JOHN FISKE (John, John, Phinehas, Thomas. Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., 1693; m. in Haddam, Conn., May 

10, 1716, Hannah ; d. Dec. 17, 1723; m. 2d, in Haddam, Oct. 2, 1724, Sarah 

. John Fiske, third son of Dr. John Fiske, was born in \\'^enham in 1693; 

settled in Haddam. He was captain in 1735; representative from Haddam in 1742; 
moved from Milford to Haddam before 171S, and thence to Middletown before 
1749. He had two wives. Among his sons was Benjamin, who was a graduate 
of Yale College, 1747. A citizen of high respectability in Haddam, he was styled 
Capt. John Fiske. His children were all born in Haddam, Conn., but his residence 
at the time of his decease was that part of Middletown now known as Portland; 
here his son Benjamin was born. At the time of the proving of his will he was 
styled Captain, and in the inventory of his estate may be found mentioned his 
sword. We also find in the inventory a negro slave, appraised at £35. His 
wardrobe, included a wig which indicated respectability. He d. in 1761; res. Had- 
dam and Portland, Conn. 

JOHN. b. June 3, 1718; m. Ann Tyler. 

PHINEHAS, b. Nov. 12, 1734; said to have d. young. 

BENJAMIN, b. Haddam, Conn., Dec. 17, 1723; m. . 

HANAH, b. Nov. 30, 1719. 

MARTHA, b. Feb. 4, 1721. 

SARAH, b. May 9, 1727. 
One dau. m. Rev. Goodrich, of Chatham, Conn. : another dau. m. Thomas 
Kilborn, of East Hartford, Conn., and the other m. Phinehas White, of Middle- 
town, Conn. 

,314. REV. PHINEHAS FISKE (John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, Si- 
mon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., Dec. 2, 1682; m. in Saybrook, 
Conn., July 27, 1710, Lydia Pratt, dau. of John of Essex. Phineas, eldest son of 
Dr. John Fiske (born in Wenham, in 1682), graduated at Yale College in 1704, 
was a tutor there, and for some years acting president, before the institution was 
removed from Saybrook, in which position he acquired a high reputation as an 
instructor, and also rendered great service to the churches of the colony, by thor- 
oughly fitting numbers of young men for the Gospel ministry. He received his 












ordination at Haddam, Conn., in 1714, where he became the colleague and suc- 
cessor of Rev. Jer. Hobart, and died there, after a very successful pastorate of 
twenty-four years. Rev. Dr. D. D. Field, in his biographies of the early Connecti- 
cut clergy, speaks of him in high praise. "He was a man of piety and wisdom, 
sound in the faith, pleasant in intercourse, plain in reproof. His talents were 
solid, rather than brilliant; his sermons better calculated to inform the understand- 
ing than to remove the passions. A man of scientific attainments, of good literary 
abilities, and of true Christian deportment, his name was long remembered with 
sincere respects, in Haddam." Rev. Phinehas Fiske was married in Saybrook, and 
had three daughters who married clergymen. He d. Oct. 14, 1738; res. Haddam, 
Conn. V 

507. i. ABIGAIL, b. Aug. 14, 1718; m. ist, Rev. Chilab Brainard. 

William Brainard, son of Deacon Daniel and Mrs. Hannah 
(Spencer) Brainard, was born in 1674. Settled on Haddam 
Neck. Father of Rev. Chilab Brainard, first ordained Minister 
of Eastbury Parish in Glastonbury, Conn. He married Abigail 
Fiske, daughter of Rev. Phineas Fiske, second minister of 
Haddam, Conn. Rev. Chilab Brainard died Jan. i, 1739. After 
his death she was married to Rev. Noah Merrick, minister of 
Wilbraham, Mass., one of the ancestors of Hon. George Mer- 
rick, of Glastonbury, Conn. She died in 1807, aged 89 years. 

508. ii. LYDIA, b. ; m. Rev. Moses Bartlett, of Chatham, Conn. 

509. iii. ELIZABETH, b. June 10, 1720; m. Rev. Nehemiah Brainard, 

of Eastbury. 

510. iv. SAMUEL, b. Oct. 9, 1724. He was graduated at Yale in 1743. 

was subsequently a tutor there, and a licentiate, but was never 
ordained, being suddenly cut off by death, in his 26th year July 
13. 1749- 

511. V. ANNE, b. July 17, 1716; d. Feb. 6, 1731. 

512. vi. JEMIMA, b. Oct. 25, 1722; d. Nov. 25, 1724. 

513- vii. MARY, b. ; m. Col. Hezekiah Brainard, of Haddam, Conn. 

He was a member of Congress from Connecticut. 

321. GEN. JOHN FISKE (Samuel. Moses, John, John, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William. Symond), b. Salem, Mass., May 6, 1744 (memorial ser- 
mon says Apr. 10, 1744); ni. there June 12, 1766. Lydia. dau. of Deacon Phippen; 
d. Oct. 13, 1782; m. 2d.. Feb. 11, 1783, Mrs. Martha Hibbert, dau. of Col. John 
Lee of Manchester: d. Nov. 30, 1785; m. 3d., June 18, 1786. Mrs. Sarah Gerry of 
Marblehead, dau. of I\Iajor John and Elizabeth (Quincy) Wendell of Boston and 
wid. of John Gerry of IMarblehead. She d. Feb 12, 1804. Sarah Wendell was first 
married to John Gerry, who died in 1785 ae. 45. Her father, John Wendell, was son 

of John and Elizabeth (Staats) Wendell and grandson of Evart Jansen and 

Wendell, who came from Embden, Prussia in 1645 and settled in Albany. Sarah's 
mother, Elizabeth Quincy, was daughter of Hon. Edmund and Dorothy (Flint) 
Quincy of Braintree, who died in London in 1737: and granddaughter of Col. Ed- 
mund and Elizabeth Gookin (Elliot) Quincy. Her daughter Sarah Gerry m. in 1785 
Azor Orne, b. Mar. i, 1762: d. Apr. 17. 1795- She d. Nov. ir. 1846. He was son 
of Col. Azor Orne of Marblehead. She was gr. dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth 
Gerry, who was father of Hon. Elbridge Gerry, at one time vice president of 
the United States. Gen. John Fiske was born in Salem, April loth, 1744; was son 
of the Rev. Samuel Fiske, who was ord. at Salem. 8 Oct. 1718, when his was the 
only Church within the limits of the town. He died April 7th, 1770, ae. 81. The 
venerable Nathan Bucknam of Medway, who died Feb., 1795, ae. 92, was uncle 
to Gen. Fiske, whom he baptized at Salem, 6 JMay (1744). Gen Fiske "early en- 
gaged in the business of the Sea." In 1775 he was a master mariner and became 
captain of the "Tyrannicide," the first war-vessel commissioned by the state of 
Massachusetts, 8 July, 1776. He made many successful cruises in her, and was 
engaged in several sanguinary combats. On 10 Dec, 1777 he took command 
of the state ship "Massachusetts," a larger and a better vessel. After the Rev. war 
he engaged in commercial pursuits and acquired property. At the commence- 
ment of the American Revolution, his knowledge of the sea and personal in- 
trepidity brought him into notice, and he was commissioned the first commander 
of a vessel of war by the government. At the close of the war, upon the reor- 
ganization of the State militia, he was commissioned a Colonel, then a Brigadier, 


and finally, in 1792, a Major General, which position he held until his death, in 
September, 1797. 

He was a man of princely hospitality, of enterprising spirit, and benevolent 
impulses. ' He took a great interest in the various religious and charitable move- 
ments of his day, and contributed freely to their support. 

There are more transfers of property on the Salem records of deeds from Gen. 
John Fiske than any other one of this name, and in ten volumes of the records he 
is about the only Fiske mentioned. He was a very large property owner and 
was continually buying and selling real estate. I give these few transfers to show 
something of his purchases: 

John Fisk of Salem Gent, bought of David Ropes Jr of Salem Inholder 43^4 
poles of land & buildings thereon on the back st leading to the Training field in 
Salem bounded by Geo William, Thomas Pointon &c jMay 4 1778 John Fisk of 
Salem Esq bought of Sarah Lemmon widow of Salem Ferry Lane Salem 8 poles 
square bounded by heirs of David Northey on her other land & easterly on 
Skerrys lane so called Jan. 15 1779. 

John Fisk of Salem Merchant bought of David Ropes of Salem yeoman & 
wife Priscilla a pew in the East parish meetinghouse Salem where Rev James Di- 
mon officiated then Dec 7 1782 this being one that formerly was Thomas Frye's & 
mortgaged to Jona Glover. 

John Fisk of Salem Merchant bought of John Prince of Halifax Co of Halifax 
Nova Scotia Merchant Lot No 8 Union Wharf Salem with store & wharf on said 
lot bounded &c June 7 1785 He also bought of Eben'r Phippen of Salem cabinet 
maker 12 3-10 poles of land with building, on Loder lane 2 poles 16 links &c July 
9 1785 He bought of wid Sarah Lemmon of Salem on southerly side of his other 
land & bounded by Skerry's lane Mar 10 1786. He bought of Sarah Kimball of 
Salem widow 7^/4. poles southerly on said Fisk's land 64 feet easterly on Sam'l 
Carleton Sept i, 1785 He bought of Tim. Fitch of Boston & wife Eunice ij^ 
share in Long Wharf or Union Wharfes Salem with buildings thereon which estate 
was assigned to the aforenamed Eunice in the division of the estate of Mary 
Sherburne late of Bo.ston dec'd — Oct 28, 1786 John Fisk of Salem & wife Martha 
sold to their kinswomen Fanny Glover Hannah Hibbert & Betty Johnson one 
third part of 2-3 of Dwellinghouse with land adjoining situate in the town of Man- 
chester &c &c witnessed by Mary Orne & Anna Fisk Oct. 5 1785. 

John Fisk Esq. of Salem [son of Rev Sam'l of Salem] Merchant Adm'n of 
his Estate was granted to Mrs Sarah Fisk his widow Nov 9 1779. and after her de- 
cease adm'n De Bonis Non was granted to John Watson Apr 16 1804 Inv. of his 
Estate was taken Nov 28 1790 and an additional one taken May 3 1804 whole amt 
about $65,000.00. Widows thirds set off May 6, 1799. Division ot the Estate made 
among the children Apr. 27, 1800, at that time 3 children were living viz: Nancy 
wife of Edward Allen, Eliz'th wife of Eben Putnam & John Fisk. John the son 
died previous to Aug 2, 1800, when Benj Pickman. Esq. his guardian app'd Nov. 
9, 1797 when he was over 17 years of age received a receipt from Edward Allen 
& Eben'r Putnam who married his sisters of his Estate received by them. Accts. 
of the Adm'x & of the Adm'r (De Bonis Non) June 25, 1799. 

Mrs. Sarah, [widow of] John Fisk of Salem made her will Jan 18, 1804 which 
was proved Apr 16, 1804, by Hannah Batchelder Henry Osborn & Tabitha 
Glover. Legatees Sister Dorothy Skinner & Catherine Davis each had $100, and 
the use of a part of her homestead during their lives Grandaughter Sally Wendal 
Orne, Grandsons, John Orne, Gerry Orne Henry Orne. Mrs. Anna Allen wife of 
Capt Edward Allen of Salem ]\Irs Eliz'th Putnam wife of Eben'r Putnam, Widow 
Sarah Stevens, Humane Charitable Society of Salem. Daughter Sarah Orne 
widow & John Watson gentleman of Salem. 

A Funeral Discourse was delivered in the East Meeting house, Salem, on 
the Sunday after the death of Major General Fiske, who died Sept. 28. 1797, ae. 
53. By William Bentley. A. M. Pastor of the Second Congregational Church in 
Salem. Boston: 1797." 8vo. pp. 37. 

He died of apoplexy Sept. 28, 1797; res. Salem, IMass. 

514. i. ANNA, b. 1770; m. Capt. Edward Allen of Salem. Mass. 

515. ii. ELIZABETH, b. July 19, 1778; m. Nov. 13, 1796, Ebenezer Put- 

nam, M. A. ^^mong the Graduates of Harvard originating 
from Salem was Ebenezer Putnam, son of Dr. Ebenezer Put- 
nam (H. U. 1739): he lived, for the most part, without pro- 


fession, in Salem; m. (i & 2) Sally and Elizabeth, daughters of 
Gen. John Fiske. He d. Feb. 25, 1826. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 6, 
1797. Harriet, b. and d. May, 1799. John Fiske, b. May 25, 1800. 
CharlesFiske, b. Oct. 19, 1802. George, b. Jan. 10, 1804; d. unm. 
Dec. 4, i860. He was a well known druggist in Salem, and a 
great lover of flowers and fruits which he cultivated with great 
success. Edward, b. Jan. 23, 1806. Francis, b. Jan. 3, 1808. ■ 

516. iii. JOHN, b. 1779; d. young. 

517. iv. SALLY, b. June 30, 1772; m. May 22, 1791, Ebenezer Putnam, M.» 

A. Sally died Jan. 7, 1795; Elizabeth d. Mar. 1808. Ch. : 
Ebenezer, b. Aug. 27, 1792; d. July 5, 1796. Harriet, b. Feb. 5, 
1794; d. Nov. 22, 1794. 
SI7H.V. LYDIA, b. 1768. 
5i254-vi. MARY, b. 1774. 
For ages of his children see appointment of his guardian of his children, July 
II, 1783. 

324. WILLL\M FISKE (William, William, John, William, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., 1695; m. in Nov., 1723, Mary 
Kinney, of Salem, who d. Mar. 15, 1725; m. 2d, May 22, 1729, Mrs. Sarah (Buck, 
town records say Sarah Fish (not Fisk) of Woburn. 

William Fiske of Andover carpenter bought of Saml Smith of Andover 
2 acres of meadow in andover eastwardly of said Smith house mar 4 1719-20. 

William Fisk of Andover had then, viz., Jan. 22, 1732, for his wife Sarah, who 
had been the wife of an Ebenezer Fish (not Fisk), who had remained a widow 
three years before she married this Wm. Fiske. In Jan., 1732, Ebenezer Fish, 
her son by her former husband, chose his father-in-law (as he called him), Wm. 
Fiske. to be his guardian, at which time he is in his fifteenth year of age. His 
guardian in 1742 was Ephraim Buck. Res. Andover, ^Nlass. 

MARY, b. Sept. 19, 1724; d. Jan. 26, 1726. 

WILLIAM, b. Apr. i, 1731. 

ASA. b. Feb. 28, 1739; d. Mar. 23, 1739. 

:MARY, b. Apr. 28, 1730. 

RACHEL, b. Dec. 7, 1733. 

SON, b. Jan. 9, 1736. 

Z26. EBENEZER FISKE (William. William, William, John, William, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., 1703; m. Jan., 1730, 
Susanna Buck, of Woburn. She d. in Tewksbury, ]May 28, 1754. Ebenezer Fiske, 
of Andover, County of Essex, was appointed guardian of Benjamin in his seventh 
year and Jonathan in his fifteenth year, children of Ebenezer, of Reading, Mar. 
20, 1737. 

May 29, 1738, an additional account was filed of Sarah Fiske, widow of Eben- 
ezer Fiske. late of Reading, and administratrix on the estate. William Fiske, 
husband of the said administratrix, who made the payments and performed the 
services, presents the foregoing and made oath, etc. Res. Andover, Mass., and 
Tewksbury, Mass. 

523. i. EBENEZER, b. 1730; Elizabeth Richardson. 

524. ii. EPHRAIM, b. ; m. Mehitable Frost. 

525. iii. BENJAMIN, b. . Date of his birth torn ofif of old An- 

dover record book. 

526. iv. JONATHAN, b. . Date of his birth torn ofif of old An- 

dover record book. 
526J4.V. CHILD, b. Apr. 14, 1731: d. same day. 
526^.vi. DAUGHTER, b. May, 1741; d. same day. 

334- JOSIAH FISK (Samuel, William, William, John, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. July 7, 1702; m., Rehoboth, June 20, 1723, 
Sarah Bishop, both of Rehoboth. He died intestate, and his son John was 
appointed administrator as per records in the Cumberland town clerk's office at 
Valley Falls, R. I. Josiah Fiske removed to Rehoboth, where he remained a 
few years, and "then removed to Cumberland, R. I., and purchased a farm and 
remained there until his death. His son John inherited the homestead. He d. 
Jan. 27, 1773; res. Rehoboth, Mass., and Cumberland, R. I. 












































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ESTHER, b. May 4, 1725- 

SAMUEL, b. Rehoboth Mar. 23, 1727. 

JOHN, b. Cumberland Feb. 20, 1729; m. Alary Bartlett. 

RACHEL, b. July i, 1730; m. in Cumberland Aug. 20, 1749, Be- 

noni Studley; res. Cumberland. 
JOYCE (dau.), b. Feb. 24, 1732. 
SARAH, b. Sept. 5, 1733. 

JONATHAN, b. Aug. 13, 1739; m. Hannah . 

MARTHA, b. May 10, 1741. 
MARY, b. Apr. 12, 1743. 

341. MARK FISKE (Joseph, William, William, John, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Ipswich, Mass., Nov. 20, 1716; m. Sept. 5, 
1738, Lydia Smith. He was executor of his father's will. She owned the cove- 
nant in 1749, and d. Sept. 21, 1761; m. 2d, Mar. 12, 1762, Mrs. Eleanor Abbott. She 
d. Apr., 1766. Res. Ipswich, Mass., and Wells and Kennebunk, Me. 
LYDIA, b. Dec. 23, 1739; d. Sept. 27, 1759. 
JOSEPH, b. Jan. 31, 1741; m. Eleanor Abbott and Margaret 

MARK, b. Feb. 12, 1743; n. f. k. 
JOHN, b. Mar. 30, 1746; d. young. 
SUSANNA, b. Apr. 10, 1748. 

JOHN, b. 1755; m. Wakefield and Comfort Stover. 

ABNER, bap. Jan. 26, 1755. He served in the Revolutionary 
Army from Massachusetts as private, and later as sergeant. 
He was pensioned Mar. 4, 1834, when he was 78 years of age, 
and at that time resided in York County, Maine. 
ELIZABETH, bap. Mar. 25, 1750; m. Oct. i, 1772, John Abbott. 
SARAH, bap. Apr. 5, 1752. 
RUTH, bap. Mar. 27, 1757; d. Mar. 17, 1759. 

350. THEOPHILUS FISKE (Theoph'ilus. William, William, John, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Ipswich, Mass., May 31, 1709; m. 
Jan. II, 1737, Jemima Goldsmith, b. 1715; d. Jan. 23, 1784. She was admitted to 
full communion with the church in Wenham in Aug., 1737. She died in Tops- 
field. Their first two children were born in Wenham, but in 1742 and 1750 when he 
purchased lands of his father, his residence was in the northern part of Salem, 
now Danvers. He was there as late as 1765, and in 1771 was in Topsfield, a short 
distance from the borders of Danvers and Wenham, where he was when he made 
his will, Nov. 4, 1775, which was proved Mar. 5, 1781, the day after an inventory 
of his estate was taken. The real estate consisted of homestead ninetj' acres, land 
in Boxford eight and one-half acres, and salt marsh in Ipswich four acres. Whole 
amount of inventory £1.058 4s. 4d., $1,481 of old Continental money, valued 
£5 i8s. 5d., and a four dollar bill, new money valued at 12s. lod. 

Theophilus Fisk of Topsfield yeoman made his will Nov 4, 1775, which was 
proved Mar 5, 1781. Inv. of the Estate w^as taken Mar 4 1781 90 acres land 
in the homestead, 8^ acres wood land in Boxford 4 acres Salt Marsh in Ipswich. 
Old Continental Money $1481.00 — £5.-18-5 whole amt. of Inv. £1085-4-4 Jemima 
Fisk the wid. gives a receipt to son Saml the Executor Apr 2, 1781 that she had 
reed the household furniture willed by her husband. Legatees — wife Jemima. 
Daughter Tabitha & Jemima unmarried Son Nath'l & Son Benjamin, the deceased 
had a daughter Sarah Fisk under 21 years Son Samuel to have the residue 
& be Executor of the will. 

He d. Mar., 1781: res. Ipswich, Mass. 

543. i. BENJAMIN, b. Oct. 30, 1738; m. Sarah Towne. 

544. ii. NATHANIEL, b. Mar. i. 1740; m. Lydia Gould. 

545. iii. SAMUEL, b. 1748; m. Sarah Perkins. 

546. iv. JEMIMA, b. 1749; admitted to the church July 2, 1786; d. unm., 

Mar. 2, 179;. 

547. V. SARAH, b. . 

548. vi. TABITHA. b. 1744: was admitted to the Topsfield church, July 

3. 1785; d. unm., Oct. 22. 1823. 
35J. THOMAS FISKE (Theophilus, William, William, John, William, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), bap. Ipswich, Mass., Aug. 24, 1707; m. 


-; m. 2d, . He received his share of his father's estate 

prior to his death, by deed, Apr. 2, 1757, half of the homestead and the westerly 
half of the house. He d. s. p.; res. Ipswich, Mass. 

357. EBENEZER FISK (Ebenezer, William, William, John, William, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. in Wenham, Mass., July 2, 1716; m. in 
Upton, Jan. 28, 1739, Dorcas Tyler, an aunt of President John Tyler. 

The original Indian name of the territory, embraced in the town of Shelburne, 
was "Quabbin." On the 30th of June, 1732, the General Court granted seven 
townships of land, si.x miles square each, to the descendants of the soldiers \yho 
destroyed the Narraganset^fort, on the 19th of Dec, 1675. The number of soldiers 
was 840. This gave a township of six miles square to each 120 soldiers. These 
townships were granted on condition that each township should settle at least 
60 families on its territory within seven years after the grant, settle a learned 
Orthodox minister, and lay out a lot of land for him and one for the school. 
If these conditions were not complied with the grant was to be void. On the 6th 
of June, 1733, the proprietors met on Boston Common, at 2 o'clock in the after- 
noon, when they voted that the grantees should be divided into seven societies, 
one township to be given to each society. Narraganset township No. 4 was first 
laid out in New Hampshire, but the committee reported that it was not fit for a 
settlement. Accordingly, on the I4,th of Jan., 1737, the General Court granted 
to the proprietors of No. 4 the territory of Quabbin in exchange for the New 
Hampshire township. After surveying Quabbin, it was found to contain consid- 
erably less than six miles square. So the Court granted a tract of land lying west 
of, and adjoining to, Hatfield, sufiticient to make up the full amount of territory 
to which the grantees were entitled. This tract is now embraced within the 
boundaries of Chesterfield. The territory of Shelburne was originally included in 
Deerfield, and was at first called "The Deerfield Pasture," and afterward "Deerfield 
North West." It l^egan to be settled not far from 1756. The first two settlements 
were made near Shelburne Falls, by families from Deerfield. The early settlers 
were soon obliged to retire, on account of the French and Indian war. The first 
permanent settlements are supposed to have been made about 1760. Among the 
first settlers was Ebenezer Fisk. The town was incorporated June 21, 1768, and 
was named after Lord Shelburne of England, who, according to the usual tradi- 
tion, gave the town a bell which, as usual, was lost after it had arrived at Boston. 
The first town meeting was held Oct. 31, 1768, at the house of Daniel Nims. Capt. 
John Wells, from Deerfield, was the first town clerk; Ebenezer Fiske, constable. 
Among the descendants of Ebenezer and Dorcas were seven who entered the 
Christian ministry, inclusive of Rev. Pliny Fiske, of the Syrian mission. Rev. 
Dr. Ezra Fiske, of Goshen, N. Y., and Rev. Dr. D. T. Fiske, of Newburyport, 

A valuable cane, supposed to have been brought from England and willed by 
the Deacon to his second son, has been inherited by a male in this family in every 
generation since, the last possessor being Ebenezer Fiske of Adrian, Mich. Eben- 
ezer and Dorcas resided in Upton, later moving to Grafton, thence to Hardwick, 
and finally locating in Shelburne, where he died. 

He d. 1804; res. in Grafton, Hardwick and Shelburne, Mass. 

JOHN, b. Sept. 27, 1757, in Grafton; m. Anna Leland. 
SIMEON, b. July 15, 1762, in Hardwick; m. Dinah Whitcomb. 
DORCAS, b. Oct. 17, 1740. 
ELIZABETH, b. Jan. 28, 1743. 
JON.A.THAN, b. Sept. 17, 1746; m. Hannah Rice. 
EBENEZER, b. Sept. 9, 1749; m. Sarah Barnard. 
LEVI, b. Dec. 16, 1751. He served through the Revolutionary 
War. He d. s. p. 
556. viii. ABIGAIL, b. Oct. 7, 1755: m. Samuel Barnard, of Shelburne, 
Mass., Nov. 26, 1782, and removed to Waitsfield, Vt., in 1793. 
Their son Ebenezer was born Nov. 30, 1783, and married to 
Experience Barnard, of Deerfield, Mass., Jan. 19, 1808. He d. 
Feb. 21, 1862. Joanna, their daughter, was b. Oct. 12, 1810, 
married to Anson Fisk Nov. 24, 1835 (see). 
557- ix. MOSES, b. Sept. 13. 1764: m. Hannah Batchelor. 





















359. JACOB FISKE (Ebenezer, William, William, John. William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., Dec. 26, 1721; m. (Int), 
Nov. 5, 1743, Elizabeth Lampson, of Ipswich; res Wenham and Hardwick, Mass. 
558. i. ELIZABETH, b. Mar. 4, 1745; m. Nov. 12, 1761, David Allen, b. 
Aug. 18. 1738; d Aug. 5, 1799. He was Selectman and As- 
sessor, Hardwick. She d. Oct. 22, 1791; m. 2d, Jan. 22, 1794, 
Lydia Woods. One of his children by his first wife was 
David Allen, b. May 12, 1771; d. Jan. 20, 1835, Hardwick; m. 
Apr. 27, 1794, Ruth, dau. of Job and Mercy (Hinckley) Dexter 
b. INIar. 20, 1773; d. Mar. 26, 1847. Two of their children were 
Clarissa Allen, b. Oct. 7, 1796; d. Mar., 1852. She m. Amaziah 
Spooner. Willard Allen, b. Feb. 8, 1801; d. Sept. 24, 1852. 
He m. Mercy P. Ruggles. Another was Lydia, who m. David 
JONATHAN, b. May 17, 1747, in Wenham; d. May 22, 1747. 
ABIGAIL, b. Aug. 17, 1750. 
SARAH, b. Dec. 28, 1752. 
DAU., b. Sept. 24, 1758. 

361. WILLIAM FISKE (Ebenezer. William. William. John, William, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., Nov. 30, i-'2D: ■ 
25, 1749, Susannah Batchelder, of Wenham. blie m. 2d, Benjamin Davis. She 
was b. 1731; d. 1810. 

Joseph Bachelder, the first representative from Wenham (1644), emigrated in 
1638, in company with his brothers, Henry and Joshua, who went to Ipswich, and 
John, who settled with him at Salem. Joseph soon after removed to Wen- 
ham, and, according to Dr. Allen, his descendants continue there to this day. 
Among his children (probably) were Joseph, Mark, David, John and Ebenezer. 
Ebenezer was constable in 1714, and Mark was one of the five drafted in King 
Philip's war and perished in the fierce assault upon the fort of the Narragansetts, 
1675. David Bachelder, a grandson of Joseph, Sen., by wife Susanna, had sons 
David, Joseph, Amos, Nehemiah and Abraham, and daughters Alary and Susanna. 
The latter married William Fiske, Sen., of Amherst. Her brothers Joseph, Amos, 
and cousins Israel, Josiah and Ebenezer, were Revolutionary soldiers. The name 
on the records is frequently spelled Batcheller and Bachelor. 

David Batchelder made his will Aug. 25, 1759. which was proved Mar. 11, 
1766. Wife Susannah to have the Easterly end ot the house &c, son David, son 
Joseph, son Nehemiah — son Abraham — Daughter ]\Iary to have ten shillings &c — 
Daughter Susannah to have ten shillings to be paid at the end of one year after 
my decease also my largest Brass Kettle — son Amos to have the whole estate 
excepting the above legacy, to be executor. 

Wm resided in Wenham, Mass., and in 1774 removed to Amherst, N. H., 
where they settled on a tract of land on the south side erf Walnut Hill. He was 
the executor of his father's will. He was the founder of the Amherst, N. H., 
branch. He resided at the ancient homestead in Wenham, where probably his 
father, himself and his own children were all born, after the decease or removal 
of his parents and immediate relatives. Of himself personally, little is known, 
except that in his character and principles he was a stanch Puritan. His father 
and grandfather were successively deacons in the original Wenham church for 
upwards of seventy years; the same ancient church of which Rev. John Fiske 
himself was the original pastor. More remotely still the family had been identified 
with that great reformatory struggle in England, from which were fathered the 
rich fruits for a purer faith and constitutional liberty. 

Having been appointed sole executor of his will and principal heir by Deacon 
Ebenezer Fiske, William Fiske remained in Wenham long enough to settle the 
estate and dispose of the homestead and various tracts of land, when (in 1773 or 4) 
he removed to Amherst, N. H., with his wife Susanna, nine children and two 
daughters-in-law, Mary Bragg, the wife of their son Jonathan and Eunice Nourse, 
wife of their son William. The father. William, Sen., purchased a tract of land in 
Amherst. The situation was cozy, well sheltered and watered, but the country 
then was mostly a wilderness and the land rough, rocky and heavily timbered, 
requiring immense labor and sturdy courage to clear it. off. The fatigue and ex- 
posure incidental to establishing the new home under such straitened cir- 
cumstances, doubtless bore hard on all the members of the family, and must have 












contributed directly to the father's death, as he lived but a few years after. But 
they were glad to get away from the disturbances then thickening along the sea- 
board, and in hopes that the distance from the seat of impending (British) war, 
would in a measure secure them from its horrors that are attended with every war, 
its privations and hardships. 

Mr. Fiske lived to see his country proclaimed free and independent and his 
family settled in comparative comfort, and died in 1777, in the 82d year of his age. 
His widow Susanna was appointed administratrix of his estate June ID, 1777. 
His widow, surviving many years, married again and died about 1810 at quite an 
advanced age. Of their sons and daughters all except Anne married, and she 
and two others excepted William and David remained in Amherst, and settled 
elsewhere. Some of them raised large families and all more or less prospered in 
circumstances and the good esteem of their fellow-citizens. Of them all it is 
believed that it may be truly said that their lives were blameless and their end calm 
and full of peace. 

He d. in June, 1777; res. Wenham, Mass., and Amherst, N. H. 

JONATHAN, b. May i, 1751; m. Mrs. Mary Bragg. 
ELIZABETH, b. June 27, 1753; m. Oliver Roby, of Merrimack, 

N. H. She d. s. p. 
WILLIAM, b. Apr. 20, 1755; m. Eunice Nourse and Hannah 

DAVID, b. June 25, 1757; m. Edith Tay. 

MARY, b. Oct. 21, 1759; m. Nov. 10, 1785, Dr. Samuel Lolley, a 
physician of Francistown, N. H. She d. in the prime of life, 
leaving ch.: i Paulina, m. Samuel Stevens; he d. 1851; she d. 
Jan., 1862. 2 Minerva, m. Charles Wells, of Francistown. 
EBENEZER, b. Feb. 11, 1762; m. Abigail Woodbury. 
JOHN, b. Apr. 11, 1764; m. Miss Varnum, of Mt. Vernon, N. H. 
, He was a blacksmith; res. Mt. Vernon, Williamstown and Ber- 

lin, Vt. He d. s. p. 

570. viii. SUSANNAH, b. Oct. 2, 1766; m. William Bennett, of Lunen- 

burgh, Mass.: res. near Babboosack Pond, Merrimack, N. H., 
and Washington, wl ere he die I leav'ng: i William, 2 Thomas, 
3 Oliver, 4 John, 5 Susan, 6 Eliza. She moved to Gennesee 
Co., N. Y., and to Western Reserve, Ohio. 

571. ix. ANNE, b. Aug. 22, 1771; d. unm. in Amherst. 

Zd-]. SAMUEL FISKE (Samuel. Samuel, William, John, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Boxford, Mass., 1716; m. Feb. i, 1738, pub. 
Dec. II, 1737, Judith Noyes, of Newbury. 

During the French and Indian conflict we find the names of some of the 
Boxford men who wore in the service. They were in the company of Capt. Joseph 
Frye, of Andover, doing service at Scarborough. The time of service of Samuel 
Fiske was from April 27, 1748, to May i. 1749. His wife was sick while he was 
serving as soldier in the French and Indian war. Mrs. Fiske had probably gone 
to the fort to help take care of the sick, and fell a victim to the disorder. The 
winter was close upon them, and considerable snow having already fallen, the 
soldiers proceeded to Ticonderoga, where they encamped over night and hurried 
on their homeward way next morning. They marched in as direct a line as pos- 
sible, through Vermont and New Hampshire, and reached home just before the 
first of December. 

Samuel Fisk of Boxford yeoman & wife Judith sold to Jona. Bixby of same 
town yeoman 70 acres in Boxford with house & barn thereon near the house of 
said Sam'l Fisk bounded "Beginning at a stake & stones by ye Fishing brook 
running southerly to .1 stake & stones near yc house of s'd Samuel Fisk then turn- 
ing Westerly about a rod & half to another stake & stones then running southerly 
to a stake & stones near ye edge of ye plain by ye Hills, then running a little more 
Westerly to a stake & stones near ye stripet then running N. Westerly to a 
little Walnut tree market with stones about it then running S. Westerly over ye 
stripet to a stake & stones =^ * more westerly * * near ye upper corner of 
Redington's meadow which line from ye Fishing brook to Redington's meadow is 
a parting line between s'd Sam'l Fisk <k John Fisks land so on to ye meadow then 
running &c &c by John Stiles John Emerson so on to Andover line southerly by 
Mary Stickney stiles again * * & on s'd Fishing brook to bounds first men- 


tion also 2 acres in Reddingtons meadow bounded bj- Elias Smith John Fisk & 
John Stiles May 23 1746 & ack'd July 14, 1747. 

Samuel Fisk of Boxiord hus'man bought of Jona. Bixby of Boxford yeoman 
several parcels in Boxford Viz: 21 acres with a house & part of a barn bounded 
beginning at a stake & stones near the fishing brook by land of John Fisk running 
Northerly to an Elm tree standing on the edge of said brook then running south- 
easterly 22 poles & 2 foot to a stake & stones then running southwesterly to a stake 
& stones near the hills then running southeasterly 9 poles & ten feet to a stake and 
stones by land of John Stiles then running westerly by land oi said Stiles to a stake 
& stones over the first stripet by land of the said Bixby then running northwesterly 
to a little swamp Oak marked with stones about it so on to a stake & stones by 
land of s'd John Fisk then running Northeasterly by land of said Fisk over the 
stripett to a Walnut tree market with stones about it and on all other parts 
bounded on land of the above named John Fisk Also Another piece viz Wood 
land * * 3 acres * * by land of John Fisk above * * by the path called 
"Reddington's Meadow Path" j\Iar i 1748-9 ack'd Sept 28 1756. 

Samuel Fisk of Boxford adm'n was granted to Judith his widow Apr. 6, 1761. 
Inv. of the Estate taken May 17, 1761. 20 acres in the homestead 2 acres wood 
land. Addes, Broadaxe, Augers, saw &c wid. Judith presented her acct. of adm'n 
to the Court May 9, 1763 in which she says she paid the town of Boxford for their 
Expence on Jonathan Peabody's child'n & due from said Fisk by ye acct. of adm'n, 
on said Peabody's estate this day. Samuel Fisk above was admt. of the estate of 
Jonas Peabody and after his decease Judith his widow rendered an account of 
admn. of this estate. 

Samuel Fisk & wife Judith of Boxford Husbandman sold to Thomas Perkins 
of Topsfield blacksmith 24 acres & 132 poles of land in Boxford bounded by And- 
over line, Fame's meadow, Elias Smith & Reddingtons meadow &c Dec. 15. 
1741 ack'd by him & wife Sept. 24, 1742. 

He d. 1761; res. Boxford, Mass. 

572. i. SARAH, b. Dec. 13, 1738; m. Sept. 16, 1772, Oliver Towne, of 


573. ii. MARY, b. Feb. 20, 1740. 

574. iii. JUDITH, b. June 17, 1743. 

369- JOHN FISKE (John, Samuel, William, John, William, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Dec. 30, 1715; m. May 31, 1750, Mary Bridges. She 
d. Apr. 13, 1763. He joined the church by profession in May, 1763. 

John Fisk of Andover new parish labourer bought of John Abbot Jr of same 
parish yeoman & his wife Phebe all their right title & interest in ye lands buildings 
& meadows hereafter named excepting our right in our mother Abigail holt her 
thirds in said lands buildings & meadows lying in Boxford * * and is part of 
j^e living or estate of our father John Fisk late of Boxford aforesaid dec'd which 
right of ours hereby conveyed is ye one third of two third parts of said premises 
the first & principal piece containing in ye whole about seventy acres be ye same 
more or less together with a dwellinghouse & barn thereon * * bounded "be- 
ginning at a rock at ye fishing brook running southerly by Tho Cummings's land 
* * N westerly by Cummings's * to a small brook, thence southerly by 
other land which was our s'd father's to Redmgton's meadow to a white oak * * 
& on all other parts bounded by ye land of Sam'l Fisk & ye Fishing brook And 
also one piece of meadow lying in Redington's meadow * * 2J4 acres * * 
And one piece of Dirty meadow containing 2 acres more or less together with our 
right in ye salt marsh which was our s'd fathers lying in Rowley containing in 
the whole 2 acres more or less * * and also a lott of wood land * by ye 
Fishing brook above the Sawmill * * 40 acres * bounded by J Cummings, 
by "land above mentioned which was our fathers to where a brook runs out of 
Redingtons meadow" * "* by Elias Smith, & Sarah Fisk's land. Also 2 acres 
of "Eight mile meadow" also another piece of 114 acres on Fishing brook called 
"ye works pond" bounded by John Stiles, John Peabody and "by a gutter runing 
out of ye Ironworks swamp" To Have &c Oct. 11, 1738. 

John Fiske of Andover, "being far advanced in years, as renders it evident, I 
am near the period of my life. I have therefore thought it best to discharge my 
mind so far as the social duties of life will admit of to the end I may spend the re- 
mainder of my days in preparation for that future state, into which 1 am hastening." 
Made his will Apr. 25, 1800, which was proved Sept. 2, 181 1. His real estate con- 


sisted of homestead of 35 acres, 40 acres near Joel Jenkins two lots in Falls woods 
& meadow 11 acres 4 acres on Salem road below Peter Holt's, 15 acres of pasture 
near Peter Holt's, Saw mill pasture of 20 acres, wood lot Farmer meadow 20 acres 
Pine Hill lot and mej.dow 10 acres, 20 acres on the plain whole amt. $3,000. Leg- 
atees in will were daughter Mary Fisk to have the use of Yi the estate, great gnd 
child daughter of gndson Abbott and the testators grand daughter Hepzibeth, 
his wife lately deceased to have $500. Daughter-in-law Hepzibeth Burnet, family 
wife of son John Fisk deceased to have $50. Gndson Isaac Abbott Jr. to have all 
the buildings. He was executor. . 

He d. Aug. 14, 181 1, ae. 96; res. Andover and South Andover, Mass. 

574^. i. JOHN. b. July 15, 1751; m. Hebzibeth . 

574^2. ii. MARY, b. Jan. 5, 1753; d. unm. June 29, 1810. 

574^. iii. JOSIAH, b. abt. 1760; d. Apr. 23, 1781. 

370. SAMUEL FISKE (Daniel. Samuel, William, John, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., Feb. 14, 1728; m. in Upton, 
Mass., by Rev. Elisha Fish, Mar. 24, 1756, Sarah Partridge, of Medway. Samuel 
Fiske, third son of Daniel and Sarah (Fuller) Fiske, was married to Sarah Par- 
tridge, of Medway, and settled first in Upton, and subsequently in Shelburne. In 
the former place were born to him Comfort, Samuel, Sarah and Daniel. The 
latter married his cousin, Huldah Fiske, who lived to be over 95 years, a widow, 
and the mother of twelve children, all deceased but one. The eldest son, Samuel 
Fiske, married also his cousin, Rebecca Fiske, a daughter of Benjamin. Of their 
ten children, six died young. He d. Sept. 25, 1797; res. Upton and Shelburne, 

COMFORT, b. Dec. 13, 1756. 

SA^klUEL, b. Apr. 14, 1759; m. Rebecca Fiske, his cousin. 
SARAH, b. in Upton Oct. 14, 1761. 

DANIEL, b. May 16, 1765; m. Polly Crosby, and Huldah Fiske, 
his cousin. 

DAVID, b. : d., ae. 17. 

SETH, b. : d., ae. 8. 

371. DANIEL FISKE (Daniel, Samuel, William, John, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, ]\Iass., June 17, 1718; m. Zilpha 
Tyler. After his death she married a man by the name of Aldrich. He d. in Rev. 
Army; res. Holliston and Uoton. ]\Iass. 

581. i. ROBERT, b. Feb. 24, 1746; m. Mary Hall. 
^^582. ii. ZILPHA, b. Apr. 16, 1753; m. Jan. 26, 1792, in Upton, Peter For- 
bush, of that town (Samuel. Thomas, Thomas, Daniel), b. Up- 
ton, Mass., Feb. 16, 1754. He was in the Rev. War; res. Upton, 
Mass. Ch. : Elijah, b. Mar. 12, 1778; m. Anna Nelson. Patty, 
b. Feb. IS, 1780; d. Oct. 9, 1780. Aaron, b. June 11, 1782. 
Esther, b. Oct. 5, 1783. 

583. iii. HANNAH, b. Upton Mar." 28, 1756; m. in Upton by Rev. EHsha 

Fish Jan. 27, 1778, Isaac Nelson, of U. 

584. iv. DANIEL, b. 1759; m. Hannah Rockwood and Hannah Palmer. 

585. v. SUBMIT, b. Oct. 27, 1758; m. in Upton by Rev. Elisha Fish, 

June 25, 1778, William Putnam, of Upton. Had Lvdia Putnam, 
b. Mar. 4, 1779; Hannah Putnam, b. June 14, '1781; EHsha 
Putnam, b. May 18, 1786; Wm. Putnam, Jr., b. Mar. 15, 1788; 
ZilphaPutnam,b.Apr. 15, 1789; Daniel Putnam, b. Feb. 29, 1790 
Sarah Putnam, b. Feb. 6, 1792; Abner Putnam, b. July 28, 1794; 
Submit Putnam, b. July 11, 1797. Wm. Putnam, Jr., b. Mar. 
15, 1788; d. Sept. 30, 1865. His wife (Lurany Shepard) d. Oct. 
4, 1875. They had Lexana Lurany Putnam, b. Apr. 13, i8'0; 
m. Apr. 10, 1851, Wm. H. Stetson, b. Aug. 31, 1828. They had 

Idella Lurany Stetson, b. Apr. 4. 1852; m. Edward Field 

Doane. She had Karl Wallen Doane, b. Dec. 20, 1880, and she 
m. 2d, Dec. 26, 1886, Levi T. Coats. Mrs. Wm. H. Stetson, of 
Buckland, Mass., is a descendant. 

Submit Fisk (Daniel, wife Zilpha Tyler; Daniel, wife Sarah 
Fuller; Samuel, wife Phebe Bragg: William, wife Bridget Mas- 
kett) married William Putnam, son of (William, son of Elisha, 












son of Elisha, son of Edward, son of Thomas, son of John. 
See p. 2/5, ■"Putnam History") Dea. Wilham Putnam and 
Lurany Shepard. Lurany Shepard was dau. of Isaac Shep- 
ard, Jr., and Sarah (6) Leonard. This Sarah Leonard's husband's 
father was first deacon, husband second deacon, son Isaac 
third deacon in the church at "Baptist Corner," in Ashfield, 
Lyon. Sarah Leonard (dau. (5) wife Mary, Joseph (4) wife 
Lyon. Sarah (6) Leonard (dau. (5) wife Mary, Joseph (4) wife 
Mary, Joseph (3) wife Martha, Jacob (2) wife Phebe, Solo- 
mon (i) ) m. Isaac, Jr., son of Isaac and Jemima (4) Smith 
(Chileab (3) Preserved (2), Rev. Henry (i) ). 

373. BENJAMIN FISKE (Daniel, Samuel, William, John, William, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Upton, Mass., May 7, 1724; m. Rebecca 

m. 2d, Keziah . His will is dated Aug., 1805. Witnesses, Josiah 

and Seth Hastings. He d. Aug. 10, 1805; res. Upton, Mass. 
BENJAMIN, b. May i, 1749; m. Jemima Holbrook and Margery 

MARY, b. Nov. 4, 1750; d. Nov. 26, 1750. 
DANIEL, b. Jan. 24, 1758. 
ICHABOD, b. June 18, 1761; d. before 1805. 

REBECCA, b. Jan. 8, 1764; m. Jan. 23, 1784, in Upton, by Rev. 
Elisha Fish, her cousin, Samuel Fiske, of Shelburne. 

MARY, b. . 

OBADIAH, b. . 

and Abijah 















REBECCA, b. ; d. in infancy. 

375. LIEUT. WILLIAM FISK (Daniel, Samuel, William, John, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., Apr. 14, 1733; m. 
^757) Jemima Adams, dau. of Obadiah of Mendon. She d. in Upton, Oct. 3, 1813. 
He was born in Wenham, Mass., in the town where his ancestors settled on com- 
ing to this country from England. On moving to Upton he was united in mar- 
riage and ever after resided there. The births of his children are recorded in 
Grafton also. During the Revolutionary War he was lieutenant in the Upton 
company. He served the town in various public offices of trust and honor; was 
a member of the Congregational church, and highly respected in the community. 

A descendant in writing from Grafton says: On his Gravesfone is inscribed 
"In Memory of Lieut William Fisk who died ]March 9, 1818 Aged 85 years" He 
served in the Revolutionary War was with Washington when a part of the British 
Army was captured at Trenton New Jersey was Town Treasurer many year. Select 
and Tithing-man often. He worked on his Farm & in his cooper shop. He had 
a meat Tub which was made in England & brought to xA-merica by one of his 
Ancesters which is still in use at the old Homestead has never been repaired but 
appears to be sound & in order for future use. 

The old inhabitents of Upton (Those who descended from the first setlers 
do not increase & multiply very fast from Four to Ten was the number of chil- 
dren in families formerly — in Ben Fisks family seventeen was numbered two are 
omitted in the Book. 

Now only from one to five children are counted & one perhaps one family in 
six has none, the size of the Fisks is less now than formerly Five feet ten 
inches was the common height & from 160 to 190 pounds the common weight. 
Now the common height is less than five feet eight inches & the weight less than 
160 pounds." 

He d. Mar. 9, 1818; res. Upton and Grafton, Mass. 

595. i. JEMIMA, b. Mar. 19, 1758; m. in Upton, June 4, 1778. Enoch 

Batcheller. Ch. b. Upton: Sarah, b. Dec. 28, 1781; Mary, b. 
Feb. 10, 1784; Adams, b. Feb. 28, 1787; Enoch, b. Sept. 11, 
1789; David, b. May 25, 1792; Huldah, b. Feb. 21, 1796; Levi, 
b. Aug. II, 1798; Jemima, b. Feb. 17, 1801; Susanna, b. May i, 
1804. The mother d. Aug. 29, 1846. 

596. ix. LYDIA, b. ; m. in Upton, June 18, 1781, Josiah Torrey, 

of Upton; went to N. H. 



597. 111. 

MARY, b. Apr. 29, 1770; m. Reuben Lewis. Had seven chil- 
dren born in Chesterfield, N. H. She d. in Shelburne, ae. 83. 

598. vii. RHODAH, b. ; m. in Upton, by Rev. Elisha Fish, May 

14, 1789, Silas Forbush. He was b. in Grafton, Mass., May 19, 
1766, the son of David and Anna (Whitney) Forbush. [See 
History of Grafton by Fred C. 
Pierce; Forbes Forbush Gene- 
alogy by Fred C. Pierce; and 
Whitney Genealogy by Fred 
C. Pierce.] 

They were the great- 
grandparents of the author of 
ihis work. Their daughter 
Nancy married Nathaniel 
Smith; their daughter Maria 
N. married Silas A. Pierce; 
their son is Frederick C. 

599. viii. LE\'I, b. Upton, Mass., Jan. 21, 
1765; m. Aug. 27, 1789, Eliza- 
beth Jane Tatt. He d. in 
Upton, Mass. 

600. V. ELISHA, b. Nov. 4, 1774; m. 
Betsev Forbush. 

601. iv. HULD.'YH, b. Nov. 6, 1772; m. 
Daniel Fiske, of Shelburne. 
He was a farmer and cooper. 
She i\ in 1866. 

DAVID, b. Sept, 6, 1780; m. 
Sally Stowe and Lydia Allen. 
Elisha, b. Aug. 18, 1760; d. young. 

376. JOSIAH FISKE (Daniel, Samuel, William, John, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., Feb. 2, 1735; m. Jan. 20, 
1762, Sarah Barber. She d. June 2, 1771; m. 2d, in Upton, June 10, 1772, Lydia 
Daniels; m. 3d, Nov. 16, 1783, Elizabeth Gore. He d. in Upton; res. Upton, Mass. 
604. i. JACOB, b. Nov. 22, 1762. 
60s. ii- JOSIAH. b. Oct. 20, 1764; m. Kezia Wood. 

ABIJAH, b. Dec. 8, 1766; m. Betsey . 

MARY. b. Nov. 7, 176 

602. vi. 

603. ii. 


606. iii. 

607. iv. 

608. v. 

609. vi. 

610. vii. 

SARAH, b. Mar. 10, 1771; d. Mar. 11, 1771. 
ASA, b. Oct. 23, 1773. 
SARAH, b. July 22, 1776. 

381. DANIEL FISKE (Samuel, Joseph, William, John, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Swanzejs Mass., May 10, 1710; m. Mercy 
Stone; m. 2d, Sarah Stewart. He was a cooper. He d. in Swanzey in 1764; res. 
Johnston, R. I. 

611. ii. AMOS, b. ; m. Mary Wilbour. 

612. i. SAiMUEL, b. ; m., and res. in Rhode Island, and had 




Rufus, Amos, Daniel. 
CALEB, b. . 

619. ix. 

620. X. 

621. xi. 

JOSEPH, b. - 
REUBEN, b. - 
DANIEL, b. - 

viii. MARY, b. 

MERCY, b. 


382. JOSEPH FISKE (Samuel, Joseph, William. John, Williai^ Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Scituate, R. I., June 8, 1708; m. Freelove 
Fiske, dau. of Benjamin of Scituate. He was born in Scituate, R. I., where he 
resided, finally moving to Providence, and later to Johnston, R. I., where he 
died. He was possessed of a comfortable estate at his death. CalTed "yeoman," 
also "cooper." 1735 Scituate R. I. He was living in Scituate this year and 


his two first children's births were recorded in that town. (Scituate was set oflf 
from Providence in 1731.) 1744 Providence. He had returned to Providence at 
this date. 1759 Mar 6 Johnston was set off from town of Providence, and was 
henceforward his home, though his residence did not change. (That is to say 
the change in town Unes carried him into another town.) 1774 His household 
consisted of 4 males above 16 and 2 females. (Probably himself, wife, i daughter 
and 2 youngest sons and a hired man.) His son Ephraim at this date had 8 in 
his family. 1784 Oct 4 Will probated (Made in 1762 July 3). Executors wife 
Freelove and son Ephraim. To wife the improvement of land north side of 
Plainfield Road till son Isaac is 14, for the support of children. To son Ephraim 
a lot in Cranston and iioo. To daughter Lois Fiske 2 beds and £20. To daugh- 
ter Sarah Fiske 2 beds and £20. To son Joseph the house and barn where his 
grandfather Samuel Fiske lived. To son Isaac the house and barn where I 
now dwell. To 2 sons Joseph and Isaac remainder of real estate. To 7 chil- 
dren Patience Tracy, Elizabeth Kimball, Ephraim, Lois, Sarah, Joseph, and Isaac 
Fiske, all movable estate, with a double portion to Ephraim. (This was because 
he was the oldest son). Inventory igo, 12s. 5d. viz. i blue broad cloth great coat, 
blue straight bodiced serge coat, a snuff colored serge jacket, blue broad cloth 
straight bodiced coat and breeches, &c, a castor hat, tobacco pouch, pair of 
braided garters, old warming pan, pewter plates, platters, basin &c, lignum vitae 
salt mortar, 5 beds, clock, quilt wheel, linen wheel, woolen wheel, 8 weavers 
sleighs, cedar cheese tub, cedar churn, 16 chairs, large bible, 4 tables, &c. 
He d. Aug. 27, 1784; res. Providence, Scituate and Johnston, R. I. 

622. i. EPHRAIM, b. ; m. Lydia Mattewson. 

623. ii. JOSEPH, b. ; m. Knight, and rev. to northern 

New York. 

624. iii. ISAAC, b. June 15, 1757; m. Mercy Fenner. 

625. iv. PATIENCE, b. Apr. 12, 1735; m. Prince Tracy. 

626. V. ELIZABETH, b. Feb. 20, 1736; m. Kimball. 

627. vi. SARAH, b. ; m. Abner Burlingame. 

628. vii. LOIS, b. ; m. Hammond and Robert Potter. 

385. PHINEHAS FISK (Samuel, Joseph, William, John, William, Robert, 

Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. ; m. in Providence, Jan. 19, 1728, 

Mary Colwell. He d. before 1784; res. Providence, R. I. 

629. V. FISHER, b. Sept. 29, 1742; m. June 20, 1784, Hannah Dyer, 

dau. of Samuel; res. No. Providence, R. I. 

630. i. JOHN, b. Aug. I, 1729. 

631. ii. PHINEAS, b. Apr. 8, 1731- 

632. iii. AMEY, b. Oct. 14, 1733; m. Samuel Fenner, in Cranston, Sept. 

6, 1764. 

633. iv. JONATHAN, b. May 24, 1735. 

388. LIEUT. JOHN FISKE (John, John, Nathaniel, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wat. (West precinct, Waltham), May 15, 
1687; m. June 7, 171 1, Mary Whitney, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Bemis), b. Sept. 
30, 1689, d. Feb. 27, 1726; m. 2d, Dec. 14, 1727, Elizabeth Chinery, dau. of John, 
b. Jan. 27, 1690, d. 1768. His will was proved in the Worcester Probate office Nov. 
21, 1758. He d. Nov. 2, 1756; res. Waltham and Worcester, Mass. 

634. i. MARY, b. Dec. 28, 1711; m. Nov. 25, 1735, Samuel Hagar. He 

was the son of Samuel, b. Sept. i, 1698. By his first wife he 
had four ch., and by Mary ten ch. : Samuel, b. Sept. 9, 1736; 
m. Mary Boyington; res. Wal. Moses, b. Sept. 27, 1737; 
Mary, bap. Dec. 3, 1738; Jonathan, b. Mar. 18, 1741; Abigail, 
bap. Jan. 20, 1743; Sarah, bap. Aug. 26, 1744; John, bap. Dec. 
8, 1745; Susan, b. Oct. 26, 1746; Elijah, b. Oct. 13, 1744; Lucy, 
bap. Jan. 29, 1748. 

635. ii. ABIGAIL, b. Nov. 11, 1714; m. June S, 1734, Stephen Sawin. 

He was b. Sept. 17, 1712, the son of John and Elizabeth (Cool- 
idge); res. Wat. Ch.: Jonathan, b. Jan. 2, 1734; Samuel, b, 
Feb. 17, 1737; Benjamin, b. Feb. 12, 1739; John, b. Nov. 22, 
1742; David, b. Mar. i, 1744. 

636. in. JOHN, b. June 10, 1716; m. Azubah Moore. 

637. iv. SARAH, b. May 14, 1718. At her father's death she was unm. 


638. V. JONATHAN, b. June 27, 1729; m. Abigail . 

639. vi. DAVID, b. June 16, 1734. He d. Nov. 2^, 1777. His will is 

dated Nov, 13, 1777. In it, on record in the Worcester Pro- 
bate olitice, is mentioned his brother John, sister Abigail, sister 
Mary Hager, sister Sarah and brother Jonathan. 
639/4.vii. DANIEL, b. about 1730; m. Sarah Kendall. 

390. JONATHAN FISKE (John, John, Nathaniel, William, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), bap. Wat. Dec. 8, 1689; m. Apr. 10, 1716, Lydia Bemis, 
dau. of John, b. about 1692. He settled in Newton, near Judge Fullers; res. 
Newton, Mass. 

640. i. LYDIA, b. July 21, 1717; m. Nov. 24, 1737, James Cooke, of 

Wat. He was b. Mar. 3, 1713. She d., and he m. 2d, 1759, 
Mary Foster, who d. 1770; res. Newton and Framingham. Ch. : 
Jonathan, b. Dec. 3, 1738; m. Lydia Bacon; 7 ch. Lydia, b. 
Jan. 22, 1739. Stephen, b. June 24, 1741; m. iViary Miller. 
Mary, b. Newton; d. 1750. Enoch, b. Jan., 1744; m. Mary 
Foster. Zebiah Fiske, b. Feb. 26, 1746. Elizabeth, b. July 8, 
1748. Rebecca, b. June 18, 1753. Esther, b. May 4, 1755. 
James, b. Jan. 8, 1758. 

641. ii. ZEBULON, b. Apr. 30. 1719. 

393. DAVID FISKE (John, John, Nathaniel, William, Robert, Simon, Si- 
mon, William, Symond), b. Watertown, Mass., Apr. 13, 1697; m. in Windham, 
Conn,. Dec. 25, 1723. Elizabeth Durkee. 

He was born in Watertown, Mass., and while a young man emigrated to the 
colony of Connecticut and located in Windham, one of the oldest places in that 
state, where he ever after resided. Eli C. Fisk, of Havanna, 111., in writing in re- 
lation to his ancestor said: "Our ancestor dropped the final e from the family 
name and settled first in Mass., and when Hooker went to Conn, in 1636 he ac- 
companied him. Many of his descendants still remain in Conn., but in the early 
days some went into Rhode Island. Hence the early Conn, and R. I. Fisks dropped 
the final vowel from their names. In the fall of 1867 or spring of 1868 James 
Fisk (one of my father's brothers) of Omro, Wis., paid me a visit; he also told me 
the same story in respect to our ancestors being one of Hooker's party and that 
he was the person that dropped the final e of the family name. Also my father 
told me the same, and it came in this way. I received a letter from Stephen Fisk 
(another brother of my father) of Wales, Mass., who lived on the old homestead 
there that signed the letter e to his son's name. Both of my parents said it did 
not belong there, and that the Fisk that emigrated to Windham, Conn., with 
Hooker dropped it, and none of the family had ever assumed it since. Now you 
have my authority for my statement." 

He was a farmer. He d. Mar. 25, 1748; res. Windham, Conn. 

642. i. DAVID, b. Nov. 3, 1724; d. Nov. 24, 1724. 

643. ii. DAVID, b. Dec. 17, 1726; m. Sarah Farnam. 

644. iii. JOHN, b. Aug. 27, 1729; d. Mar. 3, 1735. 

64s. iv. JONATHAN, b. July 4, 1731; m. Elizabeth Scott and Sarah 

646. V. ASA, b. May 26, 1733; m. Elizabeth Knight. 

647. vi. ELIZABETH, b. Mar. 6, 1736; m. May 14, 1752, Samuel Webb. 

He was b. in Braintree, Mass., May 14, 1690, and died in Rock- 
ingham, Vt., Mar. 16, 1779, ae. 89. His first wife was Hannah 
Ripley, dau. of Joshua and Hannah (Bradford) Ripley. Eliz- 
abeth d. s. p. By his first wife he had four ch. Res. Wind- 
ham, Conn., and Rockingham, Vt. 

648. vii. JOHN, b. Apr. 17, 1738; d. May 31, 1742. 

649. viii. AMAZIAH, b. Feb. 15, 1742; d. Aug. 19, 1745. 

398. THOMAS FISKE (William, John, Nathaniel, William, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Wat. Sept. 12, 1701; m. June 24, 1725, Mary Pierce, 
dau. of Joseph and Hannah (Monroe); b. Mar. 28, 1705. He d. Sept. 28, 1778; 
res. Watertown, Mass. 

650. i. HANNAH, b. Sept. 29, 1727; m. May i, 1746, Nathan Perry, b. 

May 2, 1718; res. Wat.; ch.: i Hannah, b. July 24, 1747, d. 
Jan.. 1748; 2 Hanah, b. June i, 1749; 3 Nathan, b. Mar. 30, 1751. 


651. ii. JOHN, b. Apr. 24, 1728; m. Elizabeth Harrington. 

652. iii. ABIJAH, b. Mar. 12, 1729; m. Elizabeth Upham. 

653. iv. DAVID, b. Oct. 8, 1731; m, Elizabeth Mansfield and Rebecca 


654. V. MARY, b. May 20, 1733. 

655. vi. JONATHAN, b. May 14, 1735; m. Abigail Lawrence. 

650. vii. LYDIA, b. May 2, 1737; m. Dec. 9, 1756, Jonathan Wellington, 
Jr., b. June 5, 1736. Ch.: Elisha, b. July 20, 1758; m. Lucy 
Cutter. He was of Lexington. 

657. viii. ABIGAIL, b. Aug. 16, 1739; m. Apr. 30, 1760, Jonathan Fiske, 

of Weston. (See.) 

658. ix. LOIS, b. Oct. 16, 1741; m. May 3, 1764, Joseph Hagar, Jr., of 

Waltham, b. Dec. 31, 1736; d. Oct. i, 1776; res. Waltham. 
Ch.: Joseph, b. Feb. 16, 1765; m. Abigail Flagg. Lois, b. Mar. 
30, 1767; m. Jacob Gale. Susanna, b. Apr. 20, 1769; m. Joseph 
Garfield. Miriam, b. Feb. 26, 1772; m. Thomas Bigelow. 
Grace, b. May 10, 1774; m. Abraham Fiske. Anna, b. June 9, 
1775- Uriah, b. Aug 26, 1776; gr. Harvard College, 1798; 
M. D., 1816; Selectman, 1805-6-8-9-14-15; d. Apr. i, 1841. 

659. X. EUNICE, b. Dec. 4, 1743; m. July 2, 1761, Daniel Mansfield, b. 

Oct. 8, 1740, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Benjamin). Res. 
Wat. Ch.: Jacob, bap. Nov. 14, 1773. 

660. xi. SARAH, b. Sept. 19, 1745; m. Apr. 16, 1765, John Lawrence, of 

Wal., son of John and Mary (Hammond), b. Nov. 30, 1740. 
She was dismissed to the Concord church Jan. 17, 1803. Ch.: 
Amos, b. Nov. i, 1766. John, b. Oct. 28, 1769; d. July 26, 
1776. Joshua, b. Nov. 6, 1770. Sarah, b. July 13, 1772. Mary, 
bap. July ID, 1774. Anns, bap. Nov. 10, 1776. Abigail, bap. 
Feb. 21, 1779. 

399. WILLIAM FISKE (William, John, Nathaniel, William, Robert, Si- 
mon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wat. Mar. 13, 1703; m. Nov. 14, 1733, Mary 
Sanderson, dau. of Edward and Mary (Farkhurst), b. Apr. 18, 1710. She d. in 
childbed, July 8, 1734. The real estate of William Fiske was assigned to Mary 
Bridge, wife of Nathaniel and only child of William. William Fisk of Waltham 
adm'n granted to Nath'l Bridge of said town yeoman Apr 21 1760 Mary the wife 
of Nath'l Bridge who was the daughter & only child had the estate there was of 
the real estate over 100 acres & bounded by a Sam'l Fisk. He d. Mar. 28, 1760; 
res. Waltham, Mass. 

661. i. MARY, b. July i, 1734; m. Apr. 5, 1753, Cornet Nathaniel 

Bridge; res.. Camb. and Waltham. He was Selectman 1767-77, 

Ch.: William, b. Mar. 2, 1754; m. Elizabeth . Mary, b. 

June II, 1756; m. William Coolidge and Dea. Matthias Brut 
of Fram. Abigail, b. July 24, 1758; m. Nathaniel Bemis of 
Wat. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 24, 1760; m. Nancy ; gr. Har- 
vard College, 1782, a teacher. Matthew, b. Aug., 1763; d. 
Sept., 1763. Anna, b. Aug. 3, 1765; m. Isaac Sanderson. 
Sarah, b. June 14, 1768; m. Solomon Flagg. 

400. JOHN FISKE (William, John, Nathaniel, William, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Wat. Aug. 24, 1706; m. June 13, I734, Sarah Child, 
dau. of Daniel and Beriah (Bemis), b. Sept. 14, 1702. Res. Waltham, Mass. 

662. i. DAVID, bap. Oct. 12, 1735. 

663. ii. ABIGAIL, bap. Sept. 4, 1737. 

664. iii. JOHN, bap. Mar. 25, 1739. 

665. iv. BULAH,bap. July 25, 1742; m. Apr. 16, 1767, Jonathan Wheeler. 

401. DEA. SAMUEL FISKE (William, John, Nathaniel, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wat. Jan. 4, 1709; m. Feb. 26, i734. Anna 
Bemis, b. Apr. 29, 1714. After his death she m. Apr. 26, 1763, Hopestill Bent, of 
E. Sudbury, b. Nov. 4. 1708, d. 1772. She d. in Walth., a wid., Jan. 7, I793, ae. 80, 
s. p. by second husband. Samuel of Waltham Inv. of his estate 
May 18 1761 sworn to by the executors viz Jonas Dix and Mrs Anna Fisk 
Apr 26 1762 Guardian to son William app'd Apr 25 1763 when he was under 14 
years of age & again a guardian when he was in his 15th year viz in July 1768 Acct 


of adm'n made Apr 26 1762 they charge Paid legacys to Sam'i Gale & wife Anna 
to Eliphalet Hastings & wife Susannah to Flagg & wife and to Hobbs & wife 
Lucy His clothing was given by him to his two sons. 

Division of his real estate Oct. 11 1762 some of it was by Great Pond by land 
of a John Fisk by Horse Shoe Meadow and at Prospect Hill the agreement was 
signed by Anna & Sam'l Fisk — sons Sam'l & Wm had each a third & the widow 
had the other third. 

He d. Mar. 29, 1761; res. Watertown, Mass. 
(i(i(i. i. ANNA, b. Jan. 14, 1735; m. July 17, 1755, Samuel Gale. He was 
b. May 6, 1726; d. May 6, 1793. She d. June 2, 1800. Ch.: 
Samuel, b. Sept. 11, 1756; d. in the Rev. Army, unm., in the 
autumn of 1776. Jacob, b. Apr. 14, 1758; m. Lois Hagar. 
Anne, b. Feb. 28, 1759; m. John Cutting. Alpheus, b. 1761; 
m. Lydia Hammond. A son of his, Wm., was gr. at Harvard, 
1810; d. 1839. 

667. vii. ELIZABETH, bap. Aug. 28, 1737; m. May 6, 1756, Nathan 

Hobbs, of Weston, b. there in 1731. They had ten children, 
four sons and six daus. ; three daus. d. young. Ch.: Betsey, 
m. Amos Pierce, of Waltham. Lydia, m. Ebenezer Ballard, 
of Weston. Lucinda, m. 1802, her second cousin, Gardner 
Watkins, of Sturbridge. William, b. 1761; m. Matilda Child. 
Nathan, b. 1765; m. Lydia Child. John, b. 1771; d. unm., Nov., 
1802. Amos, b. 1774; m. Sally Gould. 

668. iii. GRACE, b. Nov. 7, 1739; m. May 6, 1756, Samuel Flagg, b. June 

i5- ^72>Z- They res. in Wat. and Spencer. Ch. : Susanna, b. 
Nov. 7, 1760; m. Solomon Cook; res. Charlton. Sarah, b. 
Mar. 17, 1763; m. John Guilford. Samuel, b. July 24, 1765. 

Hannah, b. Sept. 19, 1767; m. Elias Adams. Esther, b. ; 

m. Apr. 26, 1791, James Adams. Polly, m. July 5, 1796, John 
Bemis. Josiah, m. Dec. 29, 1797, Mary Adams. 

669. iv. SAMUEL, b. Nov. 2, 1741; m. Abigail White. 

670. V. SUSANNA, b. Oct. 6, 1743; m. Aug. 20, 1760, Eliphalet Hastings, 

son of Eliphalet; res. Walth. Ch. : Lucy, b. Sept. 30, 176T. 
Elias, b. Feb. 13, 1763; m. Lucretia Whitney. Susanna, bap. 
Feb. 17, 1765; d. Sept. 8, 1775. Louisa Ann, b. Apr. 19, 1767; 
d. Aug. 31, 1775. Wm., bap. Sept. 17, 1769; m. Betsey Abbott. 

671. vi. LUCY, b. Nov. 21, 1746; m. May 10, 1764, Enoch Hammond, of 

Newton. He was b. in Waltham Oct. 29, 1734. They res. in 
Petersham, Mass., and both died there. 

672. vii. WILLIAM, b. Dec. 28, 1753; m. Hannah Cook and Ruth Smith. 

405. DEA, NATHAN FISKE (Nathan, Nathan, Nathaniel, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wat. Jan. 3, 1672; m. Oct. 14, 1696, Sarah 
Coolidge, b. about 1678, dau. of Ensign John of Wat., d. Nov. 27, 1723; m. 2d, May 
22, 1729, Mrs. Hannah (Coolidge) Smith, b. Dec. 7, 1671, dau. of Simon and wid. 
of Daniel Smith, Jr., b. Mar. 15, 1668, d. May 14, 1718. She d. Oct. 4, 1750. He 
was born in Watertown and often held office; was Representative 1727-28-29-32, 
and much confided in by his townsmen. He was Selectman 1711-14-17-19-20-22-23- 
24-26-27; Town Treasurer, 1720-22-23; Town Clerk, 1724-28-39; was elected 
Deacon as early as 1717. His estate was administered upon by his son Samuel. 
The will of his widow Hannah, dated Sept. 12 and proved Oct. 22, 1750, mentions 
three ch. of her brother Joseph; ch. of brother Obadiah, d. ; ch. of cousin (nephew) 
Obadiah Coolidge, d. ; ch. of kinsman Joshua Grant; ch. of eldest sister Mary, and 
ch. of her sister Sarah. He d. Jan. 26, 1741; res. Watertown, Mass. 

673. i. SARAH, b. 1697; bap. Dec. 4, 1698; d. Nov., 1713. 

674. xVz. ELIZABETH, d., ae. 7 years. 

675. ii. NATHAN, b. Feb. 25, 1701; m. Anne Warren and Mary Fiske, 

of Sudbury. 

676. iii. JOSIAH, b. Oct. 10, 1704; m. Sarah Lawrence. 

677. iv. HENRY, b. Jan. 24, 1706; m. Mary Stone. 

678. V. DANIEL, b. Aug. 19, 1709; m. Deliverance Brown and Jemima 


679. vi. SAMUEL, b. Feb. 16. 1711; m. Lydia Bond. 


680. vii. GRACE G., b. May 9, 1714; m. Sept. 25, 1733, Benjamin God- 

dard of Shrewsbury. She d. in Hopkinton Oct. 28, 1803, ae. 
90. He was b. Aug. 15, 1704; d. Jan. 28, 1754, esteemed for his 
usefulness and piety. Res. Shrewsbury. Ch. : Grace, b. Jan. 
I, 1736; m. Jasper Stone. Benjamin, b. Feb. 19, 1738; d. Sept. 
23, 1740. Sarah, b. Jan. 8, 1740; m. Joseph Nichols. Benja- 
min, b. Mar. 29, 1742, deacon and farmer, m. Hannah Will- 
iams, Lucy and Betsey Russell. Susanna, b. Aug. 4, 

1744; m. Rev. Isaac Stone of Douglass. Nathan, b. Aug. 4, 
1746; gr. Harvard College, 1770, a lawyer; m. Martha Nichols 
of Fram. Lydia, b. Aug. 2, 1748; d. unm. Hannah, b. Oct. 
10, 1750; m. Silas Hey wood of Royalston. Submit, b. Aug. 
4, 1754; m. James Puffer of Sud. 

681. viii. HANNAH P., b. May 19, 1719; m. Feb. 15, 1743, William Smith, 

Jr., of Weston, b. May 22,, 1721. She d. Sept. 2, 1813, ae. 94; 
res. Wat. Ch. : George, \>. Sept. 20, 1745; William, b. Feb. 
14, 1748; Mary, b. Oct. 18, 1750; Lydia, b. Apr. 24, 1754; David, 
b May 6, 1756; Hannah, b. June 27, 1758. 

409. WILLIAM FISKE (Nathan, Nathan, Nathaniel, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wat. Nov. 10, 1678; m. Nov. 3, 1708, Eunice 
Jennings of Fram., b. 1686, dau. of Stephen, who settled in Framingham, Mass., 
in 1690, and who m. Jan. i, 1685, in Sudbury, Hannah Stanhope. After William's 
death his widow m. Jan. 3, 1754, William Johnson. He d. Mar. 16, 1759; res. 
Willington, Conn. Ch.: Lydia, b. Feb. 14, 1755; Sarah, b. July 19, 1757; Benjamin, 
b. Dec. 12, 1758; Abigail, b. May 12, 1760; Eunice, b. May 8, 1762; Mehitable, b. 
June 3, 1764. Wm. was b. in Watertown and m. his wife in Framingham. During 
the year 1715 he removed to Connecticut and settled in Ashford. May, 1716, he 
sold to Thomas Orcutt, "the land where the house he now occupies is situated." 
In the town records of Ashford, which by the way are in a very bad condition, 
his wife Eunice is called "Unis." He d. Nov. 8, 1750; res. Watertown, Mass., and 
Willington, Conn. 

682. i. WILLIAM, b. Apr. 20, 1709; bap. Apr. 17, 1715; m. Mary 

Blaucher and Eunice Whitney. 

683. ii. STEPHEN, b. Sept. 14, 1714; bap. Apr. 17, 1715; m. Prudence 

Farley and Mrs. Ann (Bradish) Green. 

684. iii. HANNAH, b. Apr. 20, 1712; m. July 14, 1730, Jeremiah Powers; 

res. Willington, Conn. Ch.: Hannah, b. Apr. 14, 1731; Jere- 
miah, b. Feb. 25, 1733. 

685. iv. NATHAN, b. Feb. 13, 1722; m. Eleanor Whitney. 

412. DAVID FISKE (David, Nathan, Nathaniel, William, Robert, Simon, 

Simon, William, Symond), b. Wat. Dec. 11, 1678; m. Rebecca . After his 

death she m., Nov. 18, 1725, Thomas Sanderson of Waltham. She d. before 1737, 
for he then m. his third wife. David Fisk Jr of Watertown adm'n granted to his wid. 
Rebecca Fiske June 16 1724 Inv taken Mar. Z'^, 1724 Items Trooping arms &c — 
New end of his house stood on his father's land — acct of Rebecca the adm'x June 16 
1724 Thankfull daughter of David Fisk Jr of Watertown was in the 9th year of her 
age when her guardian viz: John Cutting was appointed Apr 17, 1732. He d. 
Mar. 5, 1723; res. Watertown, Mass. 

686. i. ELIZABETH, b. May 6, 1722; d. in infancy. 

687. ii. THANKFUL, b. Jan. 19, 1724 (posthumous) ; m. Dec. 24, 1741, 

Jonas Smith of Waltham. He was b. June 17, 1719, son of 
Zechariah, d. Nov. 4, 1801. She d. Sept. 18, 1775. Ch.: Anne, 
b. June 17, 1742. Lydia, b. Feb. 23, 1744. Eunice, b. Nov. 4, 
1745; m. Benj. Green. Jonas, b. Nov. 21, 1747; m. Molly 

and Mary How. Zechariah, b. Aug. 22, 1749; m. Sarah 

Bemis. David, b. July 9, 1752; m. Martha Green. Jonathan, 
b. Nov. 24, 1755; m. Ruth Cutler. Nathan, b. Mar. 16, 1758; 
m. Susanna Bemis. Elijah, b. Jan. 30, 1760; m. Lydia Flagg 
and Anna Whitney. Amos, b. Feb. 26, 1762; m. Rhoda Whit- 
ney. Sarah, b. Feb. 21, 1765; d. Sept. 27, 1775. 

413. NATHANIEL FISKE (Nathaniel. Nathan, Nathaniel, William, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wat. June 9, 1678; m. in Sherburne, 


Jan. i6, 1705-6, Hannah Adams, d. July 21, 1718. He was b. in Watertown, Mass., 
where he remained until he had nearly attained his majority, when he settled in 
Sherburne. There he was married and there he ever after resided. He was 
prominent in church and town affairs. He d. Aug. 24, 1719; res. Sherburne, Mass. 

688. i. NATHANIEL, b. Nov. 11, 1706; did he die at Lake George 

Oct. 5, 1756, as per town record? 

689. ii. ASA, b. Feb. 27, 1708; m. Lois Leland. 

6go. iii. HANNAH, b. Sept. 9, 1710; m. Dec, 1732, Jonathan Carver of 
Natick. Had several daus. 

691. iv. MOSES, b. Jan. 29, 1713; m. Mehitable Broad. 

692. v. LYDL^, b. Apr. 24 1715; d. Aug. 19, 1717, in S. 

693. vi. LYDIA, b. Oct. 5, 1718. 

415. JOHN FISKE (Nathaniel, Nathan, Nathaniel, William, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Syniond), b. Wat. Mar. 17, 1682; m. in Sherburne, July 31, 1706, 
Lydia Adams, b. Feb. 2, 1684, dau. of Moses and Lydia (Whitney) Adams of 
Sherburne. He was born in Watertown, Mass., where he resided until nearly 
twenty-one years of age, when in company with his brother Nathaniel he located 
in Sherburne, where he ever after resided. His wife and brothers were rela- 
tives. He was a weaver by trade and the admn. of his estate was granted to his 
widow July 13, 1730. Inventory was taken July 3, 1730, acct. of Lydia the admr., 
Sept. 13, 1731, in which she charges for "supporting the deceased four youngest 
children sixteen months," and paying a Mrs. Hannah Fiske for nursing. He d. 
May 8, 1730; res. Sherburne, Mass. 

695. i. JOHN, b. May 8, 1709; m. Abigail (Leland) Babcock. 

696. ii. LYDIA, b. Jan. 14, 1712; d. May tj, 1715, in Sherburne. 

697. iii. ISAAC, b. Aug. 24, 1714; m. Hannah Haven. 

698. iv. DANIEL, b. Apr. 7. 1716. 

699. v. LYDIA, I3. Aug. 4, 1720; d. young. 

700. vi. PETER, b. Mar. 12, 1722-3; m. Sarah Perry. 

701. vii. ABIGAIL, b. July 24, 1727; d. Aug. 9, 1727, in S. 

702. viii. NATHANIEL, b. Mar. 31, 1730. He d. 1756; was a laborer. 

His estate admr. upon by his brother Isaac, Dec. 8, 1756; 
wages were due him from the province. 

422. JONATHAN FISKE (Jonathan, David, David. Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Watertown; m. at Lunenburg, July 28, 1738, 
Jemima Foster of L. Oct. 29, 1753, administration of his estate was granted by 
the Middlesex Probate Court to his widow, Jemima. She m. 2d, in 1754, a 
Cragan, for Feb. 4 of that year she returned her inventory of Jonathan's estate 
and her name was Cragan. He d. 1753; res. Lunenburg and Groton, Mass. 

703. i. JEMIMA, b. Feb. 8, 1739. 

704. ii. BENJAMIN, b. Nov. 4, 1744. 

427. SERGT. BEZALEEL FISKE (Jonathan. David, David, David, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William. Symond), b. Sudbury, Mass., Aug. 24, 171S; 
m, there Nov. 11, 1742, Beulah Frost of Framingham; d. Apr. 20, 1744; m. 2d, 
Aug. 7, 1744, Tabitha Hyns, b. 1724, d. Jan. 27, 1752; m. 3d, in Sudbury, Apr. ll, 
1754, Rebeckah Rand of Sudbury. He was born in Sudbury where his father 
was a prominent citizen. Soon after his first marriage he moved to Holden, 
where he was an early resident. In the early records of the town, constant refer- 
ences appear relating to militia affairs. The citizens were often called to make 
practical exhibitions of their patriotism and bravery in their country's service. 
The town, May 4, 1744, "Voted the sum of £30 to provide powder and bullets, and 
flints for town-stock." Bezaleel Fiske was sergeant of the company. He was 
prominent in all the affairs of town and church, was selectman 1759-60, assessor 
the same years, and town treasurer 1760-61. Res. Holden, Mass. 

705. i. AM AS A, b. Nov. 27, 1745. 
LUTHER, b. Aug. 10, 1758. 
EUNICE, b. Oct. 5, 1760. 
ASA. b. Oct. 7, 1764; m. Dollv Warren. 
NAHUM. b. May 11, 1762: m. Sally Gay. 

428. SAMUEL FISK (Jonathan. David. David, David, Robert, Si- 
mon, Simon. William. Symond). b. in Watertown, Mass.. May 3, 1717; m. in 
Sudbury, June 14, 1753, Abigail Rice, b. in Sudbury, Apr. 17, 1723, d. 1798. She 










was daughter of Jason and Abigail (Clark) Rice, and was born in Sudbury. 
The father died there Feb. 19, 1729, ae. 38. The widow then married Dec. 7, 1741, 
Nathaniel Haven of Framingham. Soon after the death of Jason, the widow 
was appointed guardian of the three children. Nov. 23, 1741, Abigail, with the 
other two children, chose Jason Gleason in her stead. Jason Rice was the son 
of Dea. Edmund and Joyce (Russell) Rice of Cambridge. When the father died 
the other heirs deeded the Sudbury property to Jason, upon which he subse- 
quently resided, and where he died. Nathaniel Haven was a member of the 
Framingham church when constituted; was constable in 1707; selectman in 1706. 
He d. July 20, 1746. Samuel was born nine years after the marriage of his par- 
ents; he was the third and youngest child, the other two being Jason and Hepzi- 
bath. He was b. Feb. 8, 1762, and went from Sherburne to Barre with his parents 
when he was about nine years old, and died there in 1832. His father Samuel, 
and son Samuel are also buried in Barre, I believe. He d. in Barre, Mass.; res. 
Sudbury, Sherburne and Barre, Mass. 

By the will of his father, Johnathan, who died in 1740, he was given "26 acres 
of land in Sudbury on the east side of the river called the Neck." He moved 
to Sudbury and was married there, and soon afterward sold his 26 acres and moved 
to Sherborn, moving later to Barre, Mass., where he died. 

Middles'x Co. Deed — At Cambridge. 

Vol. 89 page 283 — Samuel Fisk of Sudbury, Husbandman, for 100 Lbs sells 
26 acres of land at Sudbury to Richard Heard. 

Signed Ap. 29 1755 Samuel Fisk 

Abegail Fisk, wife. 

In March 12 1781 Worcester 

Personally appeared the above named Samuel Fisk of Barre & acknowledged 
the above instrument 

Recorded at Cambridge Aug. 22 1785. 

Worcester Co Deeds Vol 105 page 212 
Jan 7 1788. 

Samuel Fisk of Barre for 200 i sells to Samuel Fisk Jr of Barre (brother of 
Jason & Hepzibah) yoeman, 48 acres of land in Barre also Yt. of barn & my house 
where I now dwell (the west room excepted) which I reserve for my daughter 
Hepzibah Fisk during the time she remains single" 

Signed Samuel Fisk. 
Abegail Fisk. 

Vol. 105 page 213 

Jan. 3 1788 — Samuel Fisk of Barre for 200 £ sells to Jason Fisk 48 acres & the 
house where the said Jason Fisk now dwells & J^ of barn. 

Signed Samuel Fisk. 
Abegail Fisk. 

Vol. 72 page 372 Aug 9 1773. 

William Smith of Oakburn for 200 i sells to Samuel Fisk of Rutland in Rut- 
land District part of Great Farm No 2 100 acres with a house & barn — [Rutland 
District was finally called Barre, after being named Hutchinson. M. D. C.]. 

He d. in Barre, Mass.; res. Sudbury, Sherborne and Barre, Mass. 

710. i. SAMUEL, b. Feb. 8, 1762; m. Dolly Gleason and Mrs. Lydia 

(Brooks) Stowe. 

711. ii. JASON, b. Sept. i, 1754; m. Elizabeth . 

712. iv. HEPZIBAH, b. Mar. 18, 1766; d. unm., Apr. 3, 1839. Worces- 

ter Co. Probate Records Dec 1839 Will of Hepzibah Fisk of 
Barre mentions children of my nephew Sewall Fisk children of 
my nephew Harvey Fisk children of my nephew Samuel Fisk, 
Jr. Brother Samuel Fisk, brother Jason Fisk nephews & 
nieces John Joel Hannah, Levi — Roxanna Sally — children of 
my brothers Samuel & Jason Executor, Sewall Fisk of Bos- 

713. iii. HEPZIBAH, b. Jan. 24, 1757, in Sudbury; d. young. 

430. WILLIAM FISK (Jonathan, David, David, David, Jeffrey, Robert, 
Simon. Simon, William, Symond), b. Sudbury, Mass., Sept. 4, 1720; m. Nov. 13, 
1740, Sarah Cutting. After his death she m. Sept. 18, 1754, Samuel Buckpen. of 
Sutton. By the will of his father he was given lands in Sutton, to which place he 
went to reside probably soon after his marriage. He d. intestate about Dec, 


1752, for June 4 of the following year an inventory of his estate was taken which 
is on file in the Worcester Probate office. He d. Dec, 1752; les. Sutton, Mass. 
714- 1. JONATHAN, b. Feb. 3, 1743. 

715. ii. DAVID, b. May 27, 1746; m. Jan. 24, 1769, Sarah Goodale of 


716. iii. SARAH, b. Sept. 14, 1749; m. Oct. 30, 1766, John Barnard of 


433. DBA. DAVID FISKE (Jonathan, David, David, David, Jeffrey, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Sudbury, Mass., Sept. 4, 1726; m. in 
Sudbury, Dec. 5, 1750, Ruth Noyes. He was a native of Sudbury, but early was 
a resident of Holden. He was one of the prominent men in the town and for 
years, from Mar. 31, 1762, was deacon of the church. Among papers belonging to 
the Rev. Mr. Avery, pastor of the church, I have found a small memorandum 
book, which contains some entries of peculiar interest. The book bears date 
1782. That was a period of great distress among the people. The war had 
been long. Money was scarce, and it was with some difficulty that Mr. Avery 
received his annual salary. His parishioners, however, were disposed to share 
with their pastor, the good things of life. "Memorandum of gifts received." "Of 
Deacon Hubbard, a piece of beef; a pail of soap; a loaf of bread; a few candles; 
two quarts of milk; a cheese, and four pounds of butter." "Of Mr. Abbott, a 
piece of beef and of pork; also a spare-rib; three candles; some malt and a piece 
of bread, also two wash tubs and thirty nails, and a few hops." "Of Lieut. Hub- 
bard, a piece of beef, a cheese and some malt." "Of Mr. Ebn. Estabrook, a leg 
of pork." "Of Deacon Fiske, a piece of beef, Jan. Sth." 

The ladies of that day were equally thoughtful in regard to the wants of the 
Parish Priest. "Of Mrs. Benj. Flagg, a cheese." "Of Mrs. Fiske, a lb. of combed 
flax." "Of Mrs. Elisha Hubbard, some flax." 

David Fiske was town clerk 1783-6-8-9; selectman, 1761-2-9-71-77-78-83; asses- 
sor, 1 767-9-71-7-8-83-5-7-8. When the census of the town was taken in 1773 his 
family consisted of eight persons. He served in the local militia company as pri- 
vate before and during the Revolutionary War. 

res. Sudbury and Holden, Mass. 
RUTH, b. Holden, June 30, 1754. 
DAVID, b. July 19, 1761; m. Naomi Winch. 
SAMUEL, b. Oct. I, 1764. 

LEMUEL, b. Nov. 8, 1767; m. Eunice . A son David 

d. in H., June 11, 1801. • 

721. i. ANNA. b. in Sudbury, Aug. 22, 1751; m. Jan. 31, 1775, Moses 
Wheeler of Holden. 

434. BENJAMIN FISK (Jonathan, David, David, David, Jeffrey, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Sudbury, Mar. 28, 1730; m. there 1752, Abi- 
gail Maynard. He moved to Worcester about the fall of 1755, and moved else- 
where after 1767. Res. Sudbury and Worcester, Mass. 

WILLIAM, b. Apr. 3 1753, . 

MOSES, b. Sudbury, Apr. 18, 1755; d. in Worcester, Sept. 20, 

ABIGAIL, b. May 27, 1761. 
BENJAMIN, b. Apr. 9, 1759.' 
JOHN, b. Apr. 9. 1764. 
LOIS, b. Sept. 18. 1767. 
MOSES, b. June 7, 1757. 

437- DR. ROBERT FISKE (Robert, David, David, David, Jeffrey, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Lexington Jan. 12, 1721; m. Mrs. Abigail 

Grover, m. 2d, Betty , d. Dec. 14, 1770. There is no recoid of his death. He 

was in Lex. in 1764, and she was a widow in 1767; he must have died between these 
periods. In 1767 Wid. Betty Fiske bought eighty acres of land in Lex. bounded 
easterly on the Woburn line and westerly by land of Lemuel Simonds. Her will, 
dated Dec. 4, 1770, and proved in 1771, mentions sons Robert, John and David 
and daus. Betty and Ruth. The record of this family is quite defective. Like 
his father, he was a physician by profession, and appears to have resided in many 
places. In 1760 he was in the French and Indian war. In 1757 in Woburn, and in 
1764 he ret. to Lex. 

He d. 


































Middlesex Probate Records Vol 52 405 Dec 4 1770 appr Sept 17 1771 Betty 
Fisk of Lexington wid. Will "Being sick & weak in body". & To Son Robert 
Fisk — ^John &c when they arrives at age of 21 also suitable food & raiment until 
he (John) arrives to 14 — to dr Betty &c when she shall arrive at age of 18 i dr 
Ruth when 18 & food &c till 14 — to son David, whom I constitute & ordain sole 
Ex'r & all residue of estate. P. 408 Sept 17. David Fisk Ex'r exhibited Inven- 

He d. about 1765; res. Woburn and Lexington, Mass. 
729. i. RUTH, b. Apr. 10, 1746; m. Feb. 13, 1766, Jonathan Harrington. 
■His second wife. He was b. Mar. 21, 1722. By his first wife 
he had seven children, and by Ruth one, Jonathan, b. Oct. 25, 

ROBERT, b. in 1758; m. Elizabeth . 

DAVID, b. Nov. 2S, 1760; m. Abigail Harrington. 
RUTH, b. Oct. 30, 1765. 

JOHN, b. . 

BETTY, b. . 

440. DR. JOSEPH FISKE (Robert, David, David, David, Jeflfrey, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Lexington, Oct. 13, 1726; m. Dec. 13, 1751, 
Hepzibah Raymond, b. 1729; d. Oct. 9, 1820. He died at the advanced age of eighty- 
one years, and his wife aged ninety-one. He was a physician and the successor 
to his father who died about the time he began practice. He admr. on his father's 
estate, and resided in the same house. He had other children probably besides 
those mentioned below, as the imperfect records speak of the death of at least one 
of his infant children. He d. Jan. 8, 1808; res. Lexington, Mass. 

735. i. JOSEPH, b. Dec. 25, 1752; ni. Elizabeth Stone. 

736. ii. RUTH, b. Apr. 20, 1758; m. May 7, 1795, John . 

737. iii. HEPZIBAH, b. June 22, 1765; m. John Le Baron; res. Little- 


442. LIEUT. JOHN FISKE (Robert, David, David, David, Jeffrey, Robert, 
Simon Simon, William Symond), b. Lexington, Mass., Nov. 18, 1731; m. July 9, 
1755, Mary Ingalls, b. Nov. 6, 1735, dau. of John and Mary (Willis) Ingalls of 
—Somfret. He was born in Lexington. He studied medicine, but did not practice 
to any great extent. There is not any record of his marriage on the Lexington 
records. He was in Lex. in 1752 and later as one of the heirs — "Dr. John Fiske" — 
he sold land to Jonas Parker. In 1754 he was in the French and, Indian war, and 
it is said later he was of Pomfret, town, a housewright and bought in 1753 of 
Nathaniel Abbott of Pomfret land lying partly in Pomfret and partly 'in Ashford. 
In 1756 he sold to William Legg of Mendon 30^-^ acres in Mendon North Purchase, 
now Milford. 

John Fiske, carpenter, first appears on Pomfret records 21 January, 1753, when 
for ii450 bills of public credit, he bought of Nathan Abbott of Pomfret, 54^ acres 
of land lying partly in Pomfret and partly in Ashford. Fiske sold this land the 
following year to Jonathan Lyon of Promfret for £1660. old tennor, buying of 
Lyon at the same time for £1700, 35 acres in Pomfret. John Fiske married 9 Jan., 
1755, Mary b. at Pomfret 6 Nov., 1735, daughter of John and Mary (Willis) In- 
galls. On Pomfret records Fiske is frequently called Lieutenant. He died at Pom- 
fret 6 Aug.. 1790. His will (original on file at Pomfret), dated 28 July. 1790, 
mentions wife Mary for whom a provision was made during her natural life and 
gives one half of the residue of the estate to son Daniel, dividing the other half 
between his three daughters, Mary, Sarah and Alice; Sarah's share was to be deb- 
ited with £20 already advanced her. Wife Mary and son Daniel Exrs. Will proved 7 
Sept. 1790. The inventory taken 3 Sept. 1790, by Lemuel Ingalls and Daniel 
Goodell, amounted to about £300 of which £190 was real estate. He d. Aug. 6, 
1790; res. Pomfret, Conn. 

738. i. MOLLY (Mary) b. Oct. 25, 1755 (No record of her marriage). 

In 1795 she was living unmarried at Pomfret, but had removed 
to Otsego Co., N. Y., prior to 7 Jan., 1796, when she sold to 
William Field a piece of land in Pomfret given her by her 
father's will. 
739- ii. JOHN WILLYS b. 16 Jan., 1758, d. 14 Sep., 1776. 


740. iii. SARAH, b. 3 Apr. 1761; m. (date not learned) Solomon son of 

Lemuel Eldredge of Pomfret and removed with her husband 
to Springfield, Otsego Co., N. Y., prior to 31 Jan., 1792. The 
date of death of neither has been learned. Issue: Rosena, 
who m. Seldon Rathbone and died about 1812. Sarah, b. 
13 Nov., 1787 m. 14 Dec, 1806, Bailey Crandall, and d. at 
Cazenovia, N. Y., 18 April, 1857. Mary, who m. Sheldon Nor- 
ton of Hudson, Ohio, and died about i860. Harvey, who m. 
at Springfield, N. Y., Sarah, b. 25 Feby., 1795, dau. of Samuel 
and Sarah (Vibber) Way and removed to' Findley, Ohio, of 
which place he was a prominent citizen. Willis, who d. un- 
married at De Ruyter, N. Y., Oct., 1858. Evander, b. at 
Springfield, N. Y., 10 Nov., 1798; m. (date not learned) Betsey 
Olivia, b. at Springfield, 8 June, 1801, dau. of Samuel and Sarab 
(Vibber) Way. They removed to Hudson, Ohio, where h( 
died 29 Nov., 1827. His widow returned to Springfield, N 
Y., where she died 28 Aug., 1829, leaving an only child, Har- 
riet Louise, who was b. at Hudson, Ohio, 11 July, 1824. This 
child m. at De Ruyter, N. Y., 30 Oct., 1849, Paul King Randall 
and Frank E. Randall 45 Broadway, N. Y., is the only issue 

of that marriage. Amelia, who m. Barnes and lived in 

Ohio. Celestia, b. April, 1805; m. Stephen G. Sears and d. 
at De Ruyter, N. Y., 23 Aug., 1829. 

741. iv. ALICE, born 15 Apr., 1763, m. between the 6th : nd iith of Feby., 

1793, Sylvanus Eldredge, brother of the above Solomon 

742. v. DANIEL, b. 28 Sept., 1766. In 1796 he was living at Springfield, 

Otsego Co., N. Y. 

443- DR. JONATHAN FISKE (Robert, David, David, David, Jeffrey, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Lexington, May 20, 1734; m. in Woburn, 
Sept. 4, 1755, Abigail Locke, dau. of Wm. and Jemima (Russell) of Woburn. Her 
parents resided near the Lex. line in Woburn. In 1752 he was in Lex. where for 
a consideration he relinquished his rights to his mother's thirds; res. Lex. and 
Woburn and elsewhere. 

444. DAVID FISKE (Robert, David, David, David, Jeffrey, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, ^Symond), b. Lex., Mar. 8, 1737; m. June 22, 1760, Elizabeth Blod- 
gett. He was a 'weaver and to distinguish him from others of the same name, he 
was called "Weaver David." He was famous as a hunter. Though the wild game 
was not very plenty in his day, he contributed greatly to thin off the deer, bears, 
etc. He ran down and killed a stately buck on the hill over which the Burlingame 
road ran, and hence it has taken the name of "Buck's Hill." There is no record 
of his family. He d. July 20, 1815; res. Lexington, Mass. 

743- i- DAVID, b. Nov. 23, 1760; m. Sarah Hadley and Mrs. Ruth 

744- ii. BENJAMIN, b. . 

745. iii- BETSEY, b. ; m. Apr. 14, 1788, Joseph Webber. Res. 

Lex. Ch. : Joseph, b. Feb. 19, 1789; Susanna, b. July 9, 1791. 
They then moved to Bedford. 

446. DR. EBENEZER FISKE (Ebenezer, David, David, David, Jeffrey, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Lex., Mar. 5, 1725; m. Elizabeth 
Cotton of Boston, b. Aug. 24, 1727. Her father. Rev. Ward Cotton, married 
Joanna Rand of Boston. Their children, as far as we have ascertained, were: 
Isabella, b. 1735, d. July 31, 1752; Elizabeth; Sarah Cotton, b. Oct. 19, 1739. After 
Mr. Cotton's dismission he removed to Plymouth, Mass., where he d. Nov. 27, 
1768, ae. 57 years. Mrs. Cotton survived him, and was married to Mr. Jonathan 
Gilman of Exeter. 

To show how little one knows of their ancestors I give this. A great-grand- 
son of Dr. Fiske in writing to the compiler in 1896 says: "Our branch of the 
Fisk family, unfortunately, I have been unable to trace back beyond the landing 
in New York about 1781. My great-grandfather was a physician, evidently from 
a prominent English family. The place from which, and the date of his departure 
from England, we cannot discover, nor do we know his name, as he died on the 


passage over. He was a widower with three small children, but his mother 
attended him on the passage. The names of the three orphan children who 
landed in New York about 1781, under the care of their grandmother, were: Eben- 
ezer Fisk, Isabella Fisk and Cotton Fisk. The evidence that our great-grandfather 
came from a wealthy family in England is supposed from the fact that among his 
effects, landing in New York, which jny grandfather had, was a great chest con- 
taining a costly wardrobe, a number of velvet suits, etc., a tortoise shell jewel box 
with many jewels, and his medical and surgical instruments. This jewel case is 
now in the possession of Cotton N. Fisk, at Abbotsford, P. Q., Canada." 
He d. 1781; res. Epping, N. H. 

746. i. EBENEZER, b. ; m. and Azuba Hoyt. 

747. ii. ISABELLA, b. ; m., and res. in United States. 

748. iii. COTTON, b. Aug. 8, 1779; m. Sarah Fifield. 

452. REV. SAMUEL FISKE (Ebenezer, David, David, David, Jeffrey, 

Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Lex., Oct. 5, 1739; m. -. 

He was gr. H. C, 1759; was an Epis. clergyman in South Carolina. He d. in 
1777; res. South Carolina. 

453. BENJAMIN FISKE (Ebenezer, David, David, David, Jeffrey, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Lex., Aug. 10, 1742; m. May 14, 1767, Re- 
becca Howe, of Concord. After his death she m. 2d, Mar. 28, 1786, Lieut. Will- 
iam Merriam of Bedford. His estate was appraised Apr. 11, 1785, and divided 
Mar. 2-], 1786. He d. Feb. i, 1785; res. Lexington, Mass. 

749. i. BENJAMIN, b. Aug. 20, 1774; m. Elizabeth Bridge and Nancy 


750. ii. ELIZABETH, b. Apr. 7, 1783; m. May 29, 1S02, William Whit- 

ney of Shirley, son of Rev. Phinehas, b. Oct. 3, 1778, d. Jan. 
29, 1837; res. Shirley, Winchendon and Boston, Mass. She d. 
Feb. 24., 1810. Ch.: William F., b. May 19, 1803; m. Frances 
Ann Rice of Boston, Mass. George H., b. May 24, 1809; m. 
Elizabeth B. White. 

464. AARON FISK (Samuel, James, James, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Newton, Mass., about 1736; m. Abigail 

. After his death she m. 2d, at Petersham, Mar. 10, 1802, Ebenezer Lock of 

Wendall. The inventory of his estate was taken Feb. 25, 1790. In the Worcester 
County Probate Court, Apr. 5, 1791, John Fisk was appointed administrator of 
the estate of Aaron Fisk, late of Petersham. Abigail was the widow. They were 
appointed guardians to Samuel, Thomas and Anna. He d. in 1790; res. Newton, 
Mass., and Petersham, Mass. 

751. i. SAMUEL, b. Nov. 19, 1766; m. Frances Swan. 

752. ii. JOHN, b. ; m., and res. Petersham. 

753. iii. THOMAS, b. . 

754. iv. ANNA, b. 

755. v. BETSEY, b. 

471. SAMUEL FISK (Jonathan, James, James, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Concord, Mass., May 22, 1740; m. at Not- 
tingham, N. H., Mar. 6, 1764, Judeth Rowell of Nottingham. He was born in 
Concord, Mass., and during his early manhood worked on a farm in Nottingham, 
N. H. He was united in marriage at Nottingham by Rev. Benjamin Butler, and 
soon after moved to Warren, R. I., where several of his children were born. Res. 
Nottingham, N. H., and Warren, R. I. 

SARAH, b. Mar. 9, 1765. 

JONATHAN, b. Nov. 20. 1766. 

SAMUEL, b. May i, 1769; d. Sept. 26, 1769. 

MARY, b. June 26, 1774. 

RICE ROWELL, b. Jan. 11. 1776. 

482. THOMAS FISK (Thomas, Samuel, James, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Pepperell, Mass., Mar. 12, 1746; m. Mar. 17, 
1768, Sarah Shipley, b. Dec. 25, 1748, d. Feb. 18, 1831, dau. of John and Elizabeth 
(Boyden) Shipley. He was born in Pepperell, Mass., and continued to reside 
there until 1780, when he moved to Jaflfrey, N. H. His last two children were 
bom there. He was a farmer and respected in the community where he resided. 







Mr. Fisk was a soldier of the Revolution and served in several campaigns. He 
lost his property by the depreciation of the continental money. He moved with 
his family to Jafifrey, N. H., in 1780, where he died. He d. Mar. 15, 1818; res. 
Pepperell, Mass., and Jafifrey, N. H. 

761. i. SAMUEL, b. Nov. 28, 1768; m. Mary Twitchell. 

762. ii. ASA, b. July i, 1771; m. Cynthia Mann. 

763. iii. LEVI, b. Feb. 16, 1775; m. Hannah Mellen. 

764. iv. SARAH, b. Mar. 22, 1779; m. Phinehas Spaulding of Jaffrey, 

where she d. Apr. 21, 1844. After the death of his wife, Mr. S. 
removed to Medina, Lenawee Co., Mich., where he died. Ch. : 
Lyman, b. Aug. 2"], 1803; m. Sept. 18, 1831, Susan Marshall, b, 
in Jaffrey, Dec. 16, 1808. After the birth of their children they 
removed from Jafifrey, N. H., to Medina, Lenawee Co., Mich. 
Ch. : I, Oliver L., b. Aug. 2, 1833. He graduated at Oberlin 
College in 1855, taught in the academy at Medina one year, and 
settled in St. Johns, Clinton Co., Mich., in 1857, where he stud- 
ied and practiced law, till he went into the army, Aug., 1862. 
For two years he was in command of the 23d Michigan Infan- 
try, the first year as lieutenant-colonel, the last as colonel. 
m. May 29, 1856, M. Jennie Mead, b. in Lockport, N. Y., Dec. 
II, 1830, and d. at St. Johns, Nov. 9, 1857; m. 2d, May, 1859, 
Martha INL Mead, who d. Nov. 25, 1861, leaving a son, Frank 
M., b. Nov. 4, 1861. For 3d wife he m. Aug. 12, 1862, M. 
Cecelia Swegles, b. Mar. 24, 1844. 2, Eliza S., b. Aug. 30, 1835 ; 
m. Dec. 16, 1855, 'Franklin Gallup, b. Sept. 24, 1829. Ch.: 
Frank J., b. May 8, i860; Arietta P., b. Jan. 13, 1862. 3, Susan 
M., b. Oct. 28, 1837. 4, Thomas H., b. Jan. 26, 1840; d. Jan. 
II, 1861. 5, Edward M., b. May 5, 1842; d. in the army at 
Bowling Green, Ky., Feb. 10, 1863. 6, Hattie J., b. Apr. i, 
1844; d. Apr. 25, 1847. Sarah E. Spaulding [42-2], b. Sept. 16, 
1817; m. Thomas A. Stearns, and resided in Jaffrey till her 
death, Feb. 26, 1855. Ch. : i, Susanna E., b. May 28, 1839, d. 
Oct. 27, 1839. 2, Harriet E., b. Jan. 7, 1844. 3, Henry M., b. 
Mar. 4, 1848. 

765. v. POLLY, b. Nov. 3, 1782; d. June 14, 1804. 

766. vi. JOEL, b. Jan. 14, 1787; m. Sally Pierce. He settled on the 

homestead of his father, where he d. Feb. 19, 1823, s. p. She 
afterward married a Mr. Bridges, and diedvin Wilton, N. H. 

483. JOHN FISK (Thomas, Samuel, James, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond). b. Groton, Mass., July 23, 1748; m. Anna 
Blood. He was a soldier in the Revolution, and was severely wounded in battle 
by a musket ball which passed through his head. He, however, recovered from 
his wounds so far as to be able to report for duty, but was soon after taken sick 
of a fever of which he died. He d. 1781; res. Groton, Mass. 

767. i. JOHN, b. Mar. 9, 1779; m. . 

488. BENJAMIN FISKE (Benjamin, John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Swanzey, Mass., Mar. 8, 1706; m. Susan- 
nah Briggs, dau. of James and Sarah of Kingston, Providence and Cranston, 
R. I. He d. Sept. 13, 1771; res. Swanzev, Mass., and Scituate, R. I. 

768. i. BENJAMIN, b. ; m. Hannah Hammond. 

769. ii. MARY. b. Mav i, 1729. 

770. iii. ELIZABETH, b. June 3, 1731. 

771. iv. NATHAN, b. Dec. 2, 1732; d. Dec. 3, 1732. 

772. V. NATHANIEL, b. about 1735; m. Anna , Lois Rowley, 

Sylvia and Sarah Arnold. 

490. DANIEL FISKE (Benjamin, John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Rehoboth, Mass., Dec. 16, 1709; m. Dec. 24, 
1732, Freelove Williams, dau. of Peleg and Elizabeth (Carpenter) Williams, grand- 
daughter of Daniel and great-granddaughter of Rev. Roger Williams. At the 
time of the marriage he was of Scituate. She was b. Nov. 13, 1713; d. Apr. 20, 
1791. He left papers and after his death on examination among them was found 
the statement ''that some of the Swanzey Fiskes mooved from there to quebec 


Canada and corrisponded with their friends a few years later & then spelled their 
name Fiskqvie." Mrs. Fiske's grandfather was murdered by the Indians. "He was 
hoeing corn in the field, his wife waching him from their Cabin door when an 
Indian stealthely crept up Behind him, threw his tomahawk with unering speed 
and drove the cruel instrument in to his skul. He then tore off his scalp and with 
his trophy departed leaving a corpes and widow, who dare not utte a shriek for 
fear the wanton savage would enter her dwelling & she with her helpless Children 
must then share the father & husband fate." He d. June 27, 1804; res. Scituate, 
R. I. 

y7^. i. EUNICE, b. Apr. 5, 1736; m. Sept. 30, 1762, William Ashton, 
Jr., of Scituate, and Providence. She d. Jan. 21, 1814. 

774. ii. JOSEPH, b. Apr. 2Z, 1738; m. , and d. s. p. June 18, 1793. 

775. iii. WAITE, b. Feb. 23, 1740. She d. Apr. 28, 1807. 
-/-jh. iv. RHODA, b. Jan. 16, 1751; d. Aug. 5, 1772. 

"JTJ. V. DANIEL, b. Apr. 28, 1753; m. Freelove Knight. 
491. JOHN FISKE (Benjamin, John, John, Phinehas Thomas, Robert, Si- 
mon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Swanzey, Mass., Jan. 11, 1713; m. Elizabeth 
Williams, dau. of Peleg and Elizabeth, granddaughter of Daniel and Rebecca, and 
great-granddaughter of Rev. Roger Williams. She d. Sept. 24, 1766. She de- 
scended in a direct line from Roger Williams. [Alden's Epitaphs.] 

He was a justice of the peace for years and was called Esquire. He d. Dec. 
5, 1798; res. Scituate, R. I. 

JONATHAN, b. 1738; m. Barbara Brown. 
PELEG, b. Jan. 24, 1740; m. Lydia Sheldon. 
CALEB, b. Jan. 24, 1753; m. Mary Manchester. 
DORCAS, b. Dec. 19, 1741; m. Jan. 18, 1759, Benjamin Knight 
of Scituate. 

493- JOB FISKE (Benjamin, John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Scituate, R. I., 1711; m. Mary Whitman. Daniel 
Fiske's mother used to speak of the Burial service of Job that aged and honorable 
man. When the Neighbours had assembled and the house was quiet at the ap- 
pointed hour the minister arose and with Puritanic dignity and solemnity and a 
few prefatory remarkes uttered this appropriate piece of holy writ for his text, 
"so Job died being old and full of days." He d. June 15, 1798; res. Scituate, R. I. 

JOB, b. July 29, 1747; m. . 

THOMAS, b. Feb. 2. 1748. 

JAMES, b. . 

JEREMIAH, b. in 1731; m. Rebekah Pierce. 
RHODA, b. May 17. 1743. 
PHEBE, b. Dec. 19, 1741. 
ABIGAIL, b. June 3, 1744. 
LYDIA, b. Aug. I, 1745. 
494. NOAH FISKE (Benjamin, John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, 

Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Swanzey, Mass., 1722; m. . He 

d. May 11, 1747; res. Scituate, R. I. 
790. i. NOAH, b. 1743; m. 























791. ii. MOSES, b. ; m. Huldah . 

792. iii. AARON, b. ; m. . 

793. iv. PHINEHAS, b. . 

496. CAPT. EBENEZER FISKE (Ebenezer, John, John, Phinehas, 
Thomas, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Milford, Conn., Dec. 13, 
1719; m. 1746, Sarah Hart of Southington, dau. of Samuel. She d. same year; m. 
2d, at Wallingford, Jan. 4, 1747, Sarah Newel, dau. of Samuel Newel and his wife 
Sarah Norton, and was b. in Farmington, Conn., July 6, 1713. The father early 
settled in Southington at the south part of the town, about one-half a mile north of 
where Fisk settled, and was living there when Sarah was married. He was born 
on the paternal estate in Milford, Conn., and removed thence to Wallingford, and 
subsequently to Southingtpn. Conn., where he died. On the records he is styled 
a captain, and was the possessor of a large landed estate. 

From New Milford Church Record. "March 5, 1748-9 Sarah ye wife of Eben- 
ezer Fisk was admited to chh. fellowship by a letter of recom: from ye Chh of X in 

Jeremiah Curtis Pastor." 


Capt Ebenezar born 1720 sold the last of his property in New Milford, except 
two small tr^ts, in 1750, & his ist purchase at Southington, dated May i, 1750, 
covering 233 acres with 3 dwellings for 5,300 pounds old tenor, seems to show 
date of his removal. He lived on the same place till his death. His will gives to 
sons property in Bark, Victory, Grand Isle, & Montgomery Towns, in Vermont, 
& land in Southington. Also to daughters various items of personal property. 

Mr. Ebenezer Fisk attended the Connecticut General Assembly in March, 
May and August, in 1745, as a Representative for New Milford, Conn. 

At the session of the Connecticut General Assembly held 5th to 27th of Jan., 
1769, "This assembly do establish Mr. Ebenezer Fisk to be captain of the second 
company or train hand in the Parish of Southington. At the session of the Con- 
necticut assembly in May, 1760, Ebenezer Fisk's dwelling and land connected, 
lying between the boundary lines of Wallingford and Farmington, was annexed 
and made a part of Farmington township and Southington Parish. 

May, 1719, Connecticut General Assembly records. Liberty granted to Eben- 
ezer Fiske of Millford administrator of the Estate of Doctor John Fiske to sell 
lands to pay debts. 

Vermont Historical Gazeteer Vol i pp 1045 Town of Victory containing 23,040 
acres was granted Nov 6, 1780 and chartered Sept 6, 1781 to Capt. Ebenezer Fisk 
and sixty-four others. 

His will is as follows: 

In the Name of God Amen 

I Ebenezar Fisk of the Southington in the County of Flarllan and State of 
Connecticut Being advanced in Years & exoused with increasing Infirmity though 
of sound Mind and Memory consideiing mj^ Mortality & not knowing the Day 
of My Death think it my Duty to make & Do accordingly make this my last Will 
& Testament for the disposition of my worthey Estate: commending myself to 
God & my Body to Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executor in manner 
following, that is to say — 

Itemp's,, I give and devise to my four Grand Sons Saml, Ira, Ebenezar, & 
Solomon the sons of my eldest son Ichabod Ebenezar Fisk. To each of the two 
first a Right of land in the Town of Victory in the state of Vermont & to each 
of the others a Right of land in the Town of Bark in S'd State to them and their 
heirs for ever. 

Item — I give and devise unto John Dean the only son of my son John Fisk 
my Right of land in the Grand Isle socalled in said State of Vermont to him and 
his heirs forever. 

Items,, I give and devise unto my son Isaac Fisk two rights of Land in the 
town of Montgomery in S'd State also one Right of Land in the Gore so called 
on Connecticut River & all the lands I own in Company with John Nickerbocker 
to him the said Isaac Fisk forever. 

Item,, I give and Bequeath unto my Two Daughters Sarah Rogers & Ruth 
Fisk the whole of my Household Goods & Furniture to be Divided between 
them in such manner as thair Portions Considering what has he advanced to S'd 
Sarah Shall be equal to them & their Heirs forever. 

Item,, I devise and Bequeath unto my Son Solomon Fisk & His Heirs 
forever all the right and residue of my Estate both real and Personal of every 
description he paying all my Debts & Funeral Charges of Settling Estate whom 
also I do hereby constitute & appoint to be sole Executor this my last Will and 
Testament. In Witness whereoflf I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 9th 
Day of March 1790 Signed Sealed Published Pronounced by the Testator to be 
his last Will & testament in Presents of us. 

John Treadwell 
John Roys 
Sibel Hunt 

Ebenezar Fisk [Seal]. 

He d. May 31, 1790; res. New Milford, Wallingford and Southington, Conn. 

794. i. ICHABOD EBENEZER, b. Oct. 19, 1747; m. Eleanor Roberts. 

795. ii. SAMUEL, b. Feb. i, 1750. He was corporal in a Connecticut 

regiment during the Rev. War. and died at Ticonderoga. 

796. iii. SOLOMON, b. Apr. 21, 1751: d. Oct. 31, 1757. 

797. iv. JOHN, b. Sept. 24, 1752; m. Lavinia Dean. 












SARAH, b. May 23, 1754; m. Capt. James Rogers of Waterford, 
Conn., and d. s. p. 

ISAAC, b. Feb. 26, 1756; m. Lucy . 

SOLOMON, b. Dec. 26, 1757; m. Mary Harris. 
RUTH, b. Nov. 19, 1759. She was married, but d. s. p. 

HANNAH (twin of Ann), b. ; d. young. 

ANN (twin of Hannah), b. ; d. young. 

501. JOHN FISK (John, John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, Simon, 

Simon, WiUiam, Symond), b. Haddam, Conn., June 3, 1718; m. and 

Ann Tyler. John settled in Middlesex County, where a son and grandson (John) 
held the offices of town clerk and clerk of the Supreme Court, in the city of Mid- 
dletown, for upward of one hundred years. The latter died in 1847. Res. Middle- 
town, Middlesex County and Chatham, Conn. 

804. i. JOHN, b. about 1740; m. . 

805. iii. HANNAH, b. Feb. 11, 1747; m. Reuben Shailer. 

806. ,iv. DORCAS, b. Feb. 7, 1749; m. Solomon Tyler of Branford, Conn. 

807. ii. BEZALEEL, b. 1743; m. Margaret Rockwell and Abigail Dob- 


808. V. ANN, b. ; m. Thomas Shailer. 

809. vi. MARY, b. ; m. Abisha Smith. A son was Bezaleel Fiske 

Smith of Essex, Conn., b. Jan., 1799. 

503. BENJAMIN FISK (John, John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, 

Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Haddam, Conn., Dec. 17, 1723; m. 

. He gr. at Yale in 1747. Res. Chatham, Conn. 

810. i. JOHN, b. . He res. in Middletown, Conn., and d. before 


811. ii. SAMUEL, b. . He d. unm.; was a tutor at Yale, where he 

was graduated, and died irom overwork. 

523. EBENEZER FISKE (Ebenezer, William, William, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Andover, Mass., 1730; m. 
Elizabeth Richardson. Ebenezer Fisk (1730-1784) was a farmer, a confessed 
Christian, and had eleven children. He was in the Continental army for some 
time. A brief biographical sketch (in Ms.) is in the hands of Rev. D. M. Fisk, 
written by Oliver Blake Fisk. The powder-horn carried by Ebenezer Fisk at 
Bunker Hill, and preserved by his son Isaac, was given by the grandson Walter 
W. [youngest child, deceased 1872] to [Rev.] Daniel Moses Fisk, and is in his 
possession at the present time, Sept., 1895. He d. Mar., 1784, in Boscowan, N. H. ; 
res. Tewksbury, Mass. 

812. i. WILLIAM, b. Mar. 24, 1754; m. Rachel . 

ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 13, 1756-7; d. Oct. 23, 1756-7. 
ABIGAIL, b. June 23, 1758. 

JONATHAN, b. Nov. 13, 1759. He was a soldier in the Rev- 
olutionary Army, and was killed at the battle of Bunker Hill. 

BENJAMIN, b. Jan. 2, 1762; m. Lydia Kitteridge. 
RUTH. b. July 14. 1764. 

SAMUEL, b. June 4, 1767; m. . 

ISAAC, b. Aug. 27, 1769; m. Molly Severance. 
DAVID, b. Mar. i, 1772; m. Lydia Morse. 
EPHRAIM, b. Apr. 19, 1774; m. Sally Morse. 
HANNAH, b. Mar. 13. 1779. 

EBENEZER, b. ; m. . He died of poison in the 

war of 1812, at the hands of a woman while on a scout. 

524. EPHRAIM FISKE (Ebenezer, William, William, William, John, Will- 
iam, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. about 1732; m. Mehitable Frost, 
b. 1744. Ephraim Fiske came from Tewksbury, Mass., A. D. 1772, or 1773, and 
settled in the northwesterly part of Concord, N. H., near the Hopkinton line. He 
had been married to Mehitable Frost. When her son Ephraim was born she was 
thirteen and a half years old. She used to ask her mother to tend her baby while 
she went out with the children to play. A person asked her how old she was 
when her first child was born? She replied: "Thirteen and a half years old and 
what is that to you?" Mr. Fiske and his son Ephraim were soldiers in the Rev- 
























olutionary War. Both were in the battle of Bennington. Ephraim, Sr., signed the 
following with others at Concord, N. H., in 1775: "We, the Subscribers, do 
hereby solemnly engage and promise that we will, to the utmost of our Power, at 
the Risque of our lives and Fortunes, with Arms, oppose the Hostile Proceed- 
ings of the British Fleets and Armies against the United American Colonies." 
He d. about 1825; res. Tewksbury, Mass., and Concord, N. H. 

824. i. EPHRAIM, b. T., Aug. 27, 1758; m. Martha Sawyer. 

823. ii. SOLOMON, b. ; d. young. 

826. iii. MEHITABLE, b. 

827. iv. EBENEZER, b. Jan. 26, 1766; m. Sarah Blanchard. 

828. V. SARAH, b. . 

829. vi. LYDIA, b. . 

830. vii. DANIEL, b. . 

831. viii. SOLOMON, b. . 

832. ix. JONATHAN, b. . 

833. X. BETSEY, b. . 

834. xi. REBECCA, b. . 

835. xii. JOSEPH, b. . 

529. MAJOR JOHN FISKE (Josiah, Samuel, William, William, John, Will- 
iam, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Cumberland, R. I., Feb. 20, 
1729; m. in C. May 5, 1755, Mary Bartlett. He was appointed administrator of his 
father's estate in 1773. He d. Feb. 12, 1789; res. Cumberland, R. I. 

836. i. SQUIRE, b. Jan. 10, 1756; m. Amey Lapham. 

837. ii. POLLY, b. June 24, 1758; m. in C, Oct. 12, 1775, William Whit- 

aker of C. 

838. iii. JOHN, b. Oct. 24, 1760; m. Abigail Ballou. 

839. iv. CHLOE, b. Feb. 18, 1763. 

840. V. FREELOVE, b. Feb. 18, 1766. 

841. vi. DARIUS, b. May 7, 1768; m. Patty Darling. 

842. vii. LUCENA, b. July ^i, 1770; m. Jan. 6, 1791, in C, John Hill. 

533. JONATHAN FISK (Josiah, Samuel, William, William, John, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Aug. 13, 1739, Rhode Island; m. 

Hannah , b. Nov. 18, 1743, d. Sept. 17, 1814. Jonathan Fisk, the oldest 

Fisk of this branch, lived three miles from Schuylerville on the Hudson, Saratoga 
County, New York, in a log house. He was born in Rhode Island, but whether 
all his children were born there it cannot be ascertained. It has been stated that 
all of this family of twelve children except one lived over 70 years, and that the 
exception was not a natural death. During the Revolutionary War he served in 
the Connecticut line. Soon after the war he moved to New York State with his 
family. On Mar. ji, 1820, the government granted him a pension, and he was 
yj years of age. This would make his birth in 1743. He d. Dec. 22, 1816; res. 
Rhode Island and Schuylerville, N. Y. 

JONATHAN, b. Feb. 12, 1760; m. Mercy Robinson. 

HANNAH, b. May 4, 1762. 

HULDAH, b. July 19, 1765. 

MARTHA, b. Aug. 13, 1767. 

DAVID, b. June 17, 1769; m. Mary Green. 

DOSHE, b. July 20, 1771- 

CLOAH, b. Apr. 13, 1774. 

LYDIA, b. May 19, 1776. 

EZRA, b. Apr. 26, 1778; m. Lydia Hannibal. 

ABIGAIL, b. May 3, 1780. 

STEPHEN, b. May i, 1782: m. Hannah Curry. 

BENJAMIN, b. July 5, 1788; m. Rebecca . They settled 

in Arcadia, Wayne Co., N. Y., and both died there. They had 
only two children, and both died in infancy. 

537. JOSEPH FISKE (Mark, Joseph. William, William, John, William, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Ipswich, Mass., 1741; m. J"n. 29, 1763. 
Eleanor Abbott; m. 2d, Jan. 9, 1767, Margaret Hobbs (on church and town records 
it is Sarah Hobbs). Res. Ipswich, Mass., and New Ipswich, N. H. 

Mark Fisk & wife Eleanor, of Ipswich yeoman mortgaged to Benj Dutch of 
Ips yeoman 30 acres of his homestead land in Ips with his dwelling house &c 





































bounded by land of Dan'l Chapman county road Joseph Aletcalf & Fs 'other land 
May 7 1763- 

Mark Fisk & wife Eleanor of Ipswich yeoman Sold to John Colef of Ipswich 
a certain farm, house & barn, lying in Line brook parish Ips'h bounded by Joseph 
Metcalf Meadow of Capt Stamford & Daniel RendgeWm Hobson, Dan'l Chapman 
& county road 70 acres more or less Oct 28 1763. 

855. i. ELEANOR, b. Oct. 28, 1764; m. Aug. i, 1783, Joshua Jackson 
of Rowley. 
JOSEPH, b. Sept. 5, 1767; m. Margaret Clark. 

BENJAMIN, b. Nov. 15, 1768; m. . 

SARAH, b. Jan. 18, 1770; m. Feb. 7, 1800, John Hutchins of 

Londonderry. ,^ .-. ,-1 '.^ , . ^■ 

LYDIA, b. Feb. 29. 1776.-?^ OoA*^ >N Va^X^aa/u-. --'^ t:- 
ELIZABETH, b. Jan. g, 1772. 

MARK, b. June 21, 1778; m. Eleanor Wilson and Mrs. Elizabeth 
(Stark) Kidder. 

541. JOHN FISK (Mark, Joseph, William, William, John, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Kennebunk, Me., 1755; m. there Wake- 
field, she d. in Kennebunk; m. 2d there Comfort Stover. She was b. 1752; d. at 
Waterboro, Mar. 16, 1824. He was born in Kennebunk, Me., where he resided 
and was married. In 1801 he sold his farm and the followmg year moved to 
Waterboro, where he afterwards resided and where he died. He d. Apr. 26, 1825; 
res. Kennebunk and Waterboro, Me. 

862. i. JOHN, b. Apr. 28, 1786; m. Sarah Coffin and Nancy Davis. 

863. ii. MARK, b. ; died in infancy. 

864. iii. MARK, b. . 

865. iv. POLLY, b. ; m. John Sharpies of Kennebunk, Me. 

They resided there; he went to Norfolk, Va., and never re- 
turned. Ch. : Mary, m. Caleb Kimball of Lyman, Me. She 
d. in Somerville, Mass., and was buried at Lyman. Abigail 
m. Moses Gowen and Daniel Walker. She d. in Boston. 
Charles. He was born in Kennebunk, Me. Went to Norfolk, 
Va., to find his father and never heard from again. 

866. v. BETSEY, b. ; m. John Simpson of Kennebunk, Me., and 

res. there. She m. 2d, David Davis of Alfred, Me.; m. 3d, 
Nathan Ramond. He d. s. p. Ch. George. He died unm. on 
board ship while en route from the West Indies to Boston of 
yellow fever. John. He was with his brother George and died 
about the same time of the same disease. Samuel Davis, died 
in Alfred, Me. Betsey, m. Col. Elisha Littlefield of Alfred. 
She d. in Lyman. 

867. vi. ABIGAIL, b. ; m. John Kimball of Kennebunk, Me.; res. 

Denmark, Me. Ch. : Nathaniel, d. in Denmark. John, d. in 
Denmark. William, drowned while skating on the ice in Den- 
mark. Abram, d. in Denmark. Charles, d. in Denmark. 

868 . vii. LUCY, b. ; m. Richard Bean. Ch.. Mary, m. Oliver 

Hanson; res. Waterboro and Gorham, Me. Sally, m. John 
Thwing of Waterboro. John, m. Abigail White; res. Port- 
land, Me. Joseph, m. Julia Cook: res. Waterboro. Brad- 
ford, m. Louisy Coffin; res. Waterboro. Susan, m. 

Kimball and Seth Scribner; res. Waterboro. 

869. viii. SALLY, b. ; m. Moody Pike: res. Great Falls, N. H. 

Lizzie, b. Waterboro, Me. Sinthy, m. Albert Haggett of Low- 
ell; had one son Albert. Julia, m. twice; her second husband 

was a Perry of Lowell. Jane, m. Freeman Brigham; 

had one ch. and res. in Lowell, Mass. Alpheus, d. unm. in 
Great Falls. Sarah, d. in Dover. Charles, d. in Dover, N. H. 

_ 543- BENJAMIN FISKE (Theophilus, Theophilus, William, William. John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Ipswich, Mass., Oct. 30, 
1738; m. Nov. 19, 1769, Sarah Towne of Topsfield, dau. of Joshua. She was b. 1747, 
d. Dec. 27, 1831. He died soon after his marriage, and his widow lived 59 years 
after his decease. She was a cloth weaver, leaving a web in her loom unfinished at 


her death. It is said that those who chanced to pass her residence, early or late, 
always heard her weaving and singing. Estate of Benjamin Fiske of Topsfield 
admn. was granted to Sarah Fiske June i, 1772. Inventory of his estate taken 
July 4, 1772. Five acres of land with the house and barn, 15 acres of meadow in 
Wenham, four acres of woodland in Boxford, etc.; made oath to by Mrs. Sarah 
Fisk, the admr., July 2, 1772. He d. May i, 1772; res. Ipswich, Mass. 

870. i. SARAH, b. ; d. May 15, 1770. 

871. ii. SARAH, bap. Nov. 7, 1773: m. Sept. 20, 1792, John Conant, Jr., 

and died Feb. 25, 1830. He then m. Rebecca Baker, and d. 
Apr., 1859, ae. 87. Ch. : John, b. Oct. 5, 1793, d. Jan. 16, 1867, 
leaving six children. Sally, b. Oct. 5, 1796; m. James G. Ray- 
mond; res. No. Beverly; her son, John, was colonel in. the 
Civil War. Harriett, m. Benjamin Kent of Danvers. Benja- 
min F., d. s. p. Irene d. young. 

544. NATHANIEL FISKE (Theophilus, Theophilus, William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., 
Mar., 1741 ; m. in Danvers, Feb. 27, 1764, Lydia Gould, dau. of Solomon and Eliz- 
abeth (Robinson) Gould, b. June 11, 1743, d. Apr. 25, 1809. Nathaniel Fiske, son 
of Theophilus, Jr., married Lydia Gould. He was a soldier during the Revolu- 
tionary War, was in the battle at Bunker Hill, and was with Washington at Valley 
Forge. He had six sons. He resided at Danvers and Topsfield, and died, leaving 
considerable property. His son and executor was Nathaniel. Lydia Gould of 
Topsfield had a brother, John Gould, who lived in that town. Nathaniel and wife 
owned the covenant of the church in Topsfield, where most of their children's 
baptisms are recorded; but the births of Ruth, John, and first Lydia are recorded 
on the records of Danvers. They finally settled in Topsfield, about half a mile 
from Wenham line, the house being the first after crossing the causeway from 
Wenham. He died, and was buried by the side of this wife in Topsfield. 

Nathaniel Fisk of Topsfield yeoman made his will Nov. 2^, 1813, which was 
proved Apr. 17. 1815. Son Benj. had already received a part of his portion. Son 
Moses had rec'd most of his portion, Son Ebenezer Son John deceased left a son 
Elbridge, Daughter Ruth was then wife of Elijah Perkins Son David (perhaps the 
youngest son) & Son Nath'l had a residue & were Executors Inv. of the Estate 
June 7, 181 5. Homestead about 30 acres, meadow & woodland in Danvers about 
12 acres & 272 acres in Boxford amt $3695.66. 

An acct. of Executor N & Eb Fisk July 2, 1816. Bal $976.03. 

He d. Apr. 9, 1815; res. Danvers and Topsfield, Mass. 

872. i. NATHANIEL, b. in Wenham, Dec. 2, 1764; m. Mehitable Balch. 
JOHN, b. Aug. 18, 1769; m. Huldah Woodbury. 
BENJAiSIIN, b. Aug. 17, 1774; m. Lydia Hobbs. 
MOSES, b. Aug. 20. 1777; m. Sukey Platts. 
EBENEZER, b. 1775; d. Dec. 27, 1849; m. in 1805, Mary Cleaves 

Dodge, dau. of George and Mary (Cleaves) Dodge, and grand- 
dau. of George and ]\Iartha (Fiske) Dodge, who was b. May 16, 
1781, and d. 5lar. 27, 1852. No children. Was a trader in Bev- 
erly, Mass., and New York City. They are both deceased, he 
suddenly in the western part of the state of New York while 
they were there on business; and they had no issue. 

877. vi. DAVID, b. Nov. 24, 1783; m. Nancy Baker. 

878. vii. RUTH, b. May 10, 1767, and bap. fourteen days after; m. Nov. 
20, 1794, Elijah Perkins; settled in that part of Topsfield called 
the "Perkins district," which is near Hamilton; and had Dud- 
ley, who m. a Sally Perkins, and had children i, Lydia, who 
m. first, John Ray, and second, a William Perkins, and had 
children by both husbands. 2, Daniel, who m. first, Rosamond, 
a sister to Lydia's husband, and second, Charlotte Towne, and 
one of his children is Elijah Perkins, the artist of Salem. 3, 
Huldah, who m. Thomas Ferguson, of Topsfield, and had chil- 
dien; and 4, Abigail, who m. Ebenezer Peabody, of Topsfield, 
by whom she had children. 

879. viii. LYDIA. bap. Mar. i. 1772; d. May 16. 1777. 

880. ix. LYDIA. b. Feb. 26; bap. Apr. 23, 1780: d. young. 










545. SAMUEL FISKE (Theophilus, Theophilus, William, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon. William, Symond), b. Ipswich, Mass., 1748; m. 
Mar. 8, 1772, Sarah Perkins. She d. 1810. Samuel, son of Theophilus, Jr., and 
Jemima Fiske, married Sarah Perkins, of Topsfield. He was executor of his 
father's will and residuary legatee; had the homestead, where he resided many 
years, and sold out to Jacob Towne. His son, Waldo G. Towne, occupied the 
place. He died in that town. He d. Apr. 15, 1826; res. Ipswich, Mass. 

881. i. SAMUEL, b. May 7, 1773; ni. Sarah Patch. 

882. ii. EZRA, b. Jan. 7, 1776"; m. Polly Lakeman. 

883. iii. SARAH, b. May 3, 1785; m. Nov. 20. 1805, Samuel Fornace. She 

was b. June 9, 1781; d. Jan. 14, 1865. He was a native of Bev- 
erly, a seaman, who d. Apr., 1815, and she remained a widow 
in that town. Her children were Samuel, who was a seaman, 
unm. Charles, also a seaman, b. Aug. 3, 1810, who m., but his 
wife d. without issue. Eleanor H., who d. about 1855, was b. 
Oct. 23, 1812; m. Oliver O. Brown, who resided in Beverly, 
by whom she had Benjamin, a clerk m a store in Boston 
(where the other sons were employed), b. about 1831; Ellen, 
who m. Augustus Cheever; Charles, Joseph, and George, who 
v/as b. about 1850. Sarah, b. Oct. 21, 1814, who resided in Bev- 
erly, m. Thomas Welch about i860, who d. in the army in 
1863; she had no children. 

549. JOHN FISKE (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, William, John, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. in Grafton, Sept. 27, 1757; m. Anna 
Leland. Res. . 

884. i. HORACE, b. : d. unm., in Phil. 

550. SIMEON FISKE (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, William, John, Will- 
iam, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond). b. Hardwick, Mass., July 15, 1762; 
m. Jan. 20, 1784, Dinah Whitcomb, b. 1761. She d. in Goshen, N. Y., 1845. He 
d. 1838; res. Shelburne, Mass., and Goshen, N. Y. 

885. i. EZRA, b. Jan. 10, 1785: m. Cummins; graduated at Will- 

iams College in 1809; studied theology under Rev. Dr. Pack- 
ard, of Shelburne, and was ordained as an Evangelist in 1810. 
He preached as a missionary in Georgia for two or three 
years, and there he married a daughter of the venerable Dr. 
Francis Cummins. In 1813 he was permanently settled in the 
ministry at Goshen, N. Y.. where he sustained a beloved pas- 
toral relation with his people for upward ol twenty years, when 
he was compelled, by an affection of the lungs, to intermit his 
labors, and seek relief by a winter's residence at the South. 
During his absence he was appointed to but declined the ofhce 
of General Agent of and elected Professor of Ecclesiastical 
History and Church Government, in the Western Theological 
Seminary in Pennsylvania, which position, upon his return 
north, he accepted. On the 4th of November, 1833, while on 
the way to his new field of labor, he was taken suddenly and 
fatally ill, at Philadelphia, just after the close of an impressive 
discourse. Sabbath evening, from the text (Col. i. 12) "Giv- 
ing thanks," etc. Dr. Ezra Fiske was moderator of the Pres- 
byterian General Assembly, in 1833; was long a director of 
Princeton Theological Seminary, and from 1823 to 1833 was a 
trustee of Williams College. He received his doctorate from 
Hamilton College, and was highly esteemed for his ripe schol- 
arship, for the acumen and strength of his mind, and for his 
Christian integrity. He was the author of several published 
sermons and a valuable series of essays on Mental Science. 
Few men were better read in the Hebrew and Classics, and 
in the realm of Mental Philosophy he had no superiors in his 
church. As a preacher he was always master of his theme and 
audience. His style was logical, polished, always forcible, and 
at times impassioned; his eloquence, the rich overflow of a well- 
stored mind sanctified by grace. He labored to win souls, not 
to himself but to Christ, and not many have had more seals to 


their ministry. Nearly six hundred sound and permanent cun- 
versions were the fruits of his devoted labors. In his ais- 
courses he was accustomed to address both the understanding 
and the feelings, the reason and the passions of men. To a 
personal dignity and nobleness of manner, he added a purity 
of purpose, sweetness of temper and benignity of heart irresist- 
ibly fascinating. No one ever doubted his piety, his sincerity 
or devotion; and he lived in Goshen twenty years without mak- 
ing a personal enemy, and departed thence universally regretted 
and beloved. He d. in 1833, leaving no children behind him. 

886. ii. PETER, b. Feb. 15, 1787. He was a physician in Montague, 

Mass., and d. unm. 

887. iii. SIMEON, b. July 2, 1788. He was a merchant in Western Geor- 

gia, and d. unm. 

888. iv. JONATHAN, b. Oct. 18, 1790; m. Susanna Williams, Mrs. Maria 

Roberts and Releafy Blood. 

889. V. HARRIETT, b. ; m. Gillespie. 

553. JONATHAN FISKE (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Shelburne, Mass., Sept. 9, 
1746; m. Jan. 18, 1770, Hannah Rice of Hardwick, Mass.. b. July 26, 1747, dau. of 
Phinehas and Hannah Cummins. He was in the Rev. War. (See Rev. record.) 
Res. Shelburne, Mass. 

890. i. JONATHAN, b. Sept. 27, 1775. 

891. ii. ASA, b. July 13, 1771. 

892. iii. SOLOMON, b. May 2, 1773. 

554. EBENEZER FISKE (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Shelburne, Mass., Sept. 9, 
1749; m. Sarah Barnard, b. July, 1754, d. Apr. 15, 1816. A pious and worthy couple 
they were greatly blessed and honored in their children. He d. June 9, 1841, ae. 
92; res. Shelburne, Mass. 

893. i. RUFUS, b. ]\Iar. 22, 1781; m. Hannah Woodward. 

894. ii. SARAH, b. May 17, 1784; m. Mar. 13, 1814, Abijah Forbush 

(Samuel, Samuel, Thomas, Thomas, Daniel), b. Upton, May 
II, 1779; d. June 2T, 1845. She d. Feb. 3, 1854. Res. Shel- 
burne, Mass. Ch.: Catherine, b. Apr. 24, 1815; d. May 11, 1843. 
Sarah Barnard, b. Oct. 20, 1816; d. May 17. 1858. Lucy Whit- 
ney, b. May 2, 1818; m. 1840, Edmund Skinner, d. 1842. Rufus, 
b. Oct. I, 1820: m. 1841; d. 1846. Alfred, b. Dec. 19, 1822; d. 
Mar. II, 1825; Jane, b. Sept. 12, 1826; d. Apr. 2, 1842. 

895. iii. EBENEZER, b. Apr. 18, 1785; m. Hannah Terrill. 

896. iv. LOVINA, b. July 8, 1787; descendant is Mrs. Elizabeth Beals, 

Batavia, N. Y. 

897. v. LEVI, b. Feb. 21, 1790; m. Cynthia Coleman. 

898. vi. PLINY, b. June 24, 1792. Pliny Fisk, missionary, was born in 

Shelburne, Mass., and died in Beyrut, Syria, Oct. 23, 1825. He 
was graduated at Middlebury College in 1814, and at Andover 
Theological Seminary in 1818. He was appointed, with Levi 
Parsons, by the American board, to the Palestine Mission, in 
1818, and sailed from Boston for Smyrna, Nov. 3, 1819. On 
his arrival in Smyrna, he spent some time in perfecting his 
knowledge of the oriental languages, and then traveled through 
Egypt, Arabia, Palestine and Syria, preaching, holding confer- 
ence meetings and distributing copies of the Bible. He resided 
at various times in Jerusalem, Damascus, Antioch, Alexandria 
and Beyrut where he died. After traveling extensively in 
Greece, Egypt, Palestine and Syria, he joined, in May, 1825, 
the mission already established at Beyrut, and died there of 
fever in the following October. Mr. Fisk was eminently fitted 
to be a missionary in the east, as he preached in Italian, French, 
Greek and Arabic. On the day of his death, he completed an 
"English and Arabic dictionary," and wrote numerous papers 
for the "Missionary Herald." A life of Pliny Fisk was pub- 
lished by Alvin Bond (Boston, 1828). 

899. vii. JOHN, b. May 2, 1795; d. Apr. 18, 1819. 


900. viii. RUTH, b. July 19, 1797. Descendants are Mrs. Lucy Graves 

and Mrs. Sarah Barnard, Shelburne, Mass. 

557. DEA. MOSES FISKE (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Shelburne, Mass., Sept. 13, 
1764; m. June 2, 1789. Hannah Batchelor, b. Upton, May 14, 1770; d. Waitsfield, 
Vt., in 1854. Moses Fiske, youngest son of Ebenezer and Dorcas Fiske, of Shel- 
burne, married Hannah Batchelor, and settled in Waitsfield, Vt, where he and 
wife were among the original members of the Congregational Church, of which 
he was also a deacon for forty-five years. To them were born twelve children, 
the eldest dying young. He d. Feb. 5, 1847; res. Waitsfield, Vt. 

901. i. JOEL, b. July 16, 1790; d. July 18, 1795. 

902. ii. PERRIN B.. b. July 6, 1792; m. Azubah Blaisdell. 

903. iii. MOSES, b. July 25, 1794; m. and Rebecca Ferrin. 

904. iv. JOEL (2d), b. Oct. 26, 1790; m. Clarinda Chapman. 

905. v. HARVEY, b. Apr. 12, 1799; m. Anna Mary Plumb. 

906. vi. LYMAN, b. Oct. 15, 1801 ; m. Mary SpofTord. 

907. vii. BETSEY, b. May 8, 1804; m. 1847, Phinehas Bailey. She d. Feb. 

23, 1847. Ch. : One child died young. Arabella Paulina, b. 
1842; d. 1852. Louisa Marietta, b. 1844; m. Rev. Joel F. Whit- 
ney (see). Abbot Fisk, b. 1847; d. 1847. 

908. viii. ANSON, b. Oct. 31, 1806; m. Joanna Barnard. 

909. ix. JONATHAN, b. May 6, 1809; m. Mary A. Imlay. 

910. X. ELVIRA ELIZA, b. Aug. 20, 181 1; m. at Waitsfield, Vt., Mar. 

3, 1840, Dea. John Russell Whitney, b. Wadham's Mills, N. Y., 
Apr. 18, 1813. She d. Apr. 22, 1892. John R. Whitney was 
born on the farm, owned and occupied by him till his death, 
about one mile north of Wadham's Mills. His father, John 
Whitney, was one of the pioneers who settled that region early 
in the present century, coming about 1808. Among these set- 
tlers were Benjamin Whitney and Daniel Safford, who married 
Sally Whitney. John was a shoemaker by trade. He was one 
of the pioneers in the temperance cause, and his house, still 
standing, was the first building in that region raised without 
intoxicating liquor (1829). He, with others, responded to the 
call for the militia in 1812-14, but arrived at Plattsburg too late 
to participate in the fight. Taken away ni the prime of life, 
1834, he left an honored name to his family. After the death of 
his father, John Russell Whitney was obliged to assume the care 
of the home, and lived with his widowed mother several years. 
He was married, Mar. 3, 1840, to Elmina E. Fisk, daughter 
of Dea. Moses Fisk, of Waitsfield, Vt. Having been deprived 
of educational privileges in his younger days, he was deter- 
m.ined to give his family every possible advantage, often mak- 
ing great sacrifices to secure school privileges to his children; 
for several winters he had a family school. He was deeply 
interested in the Congregational church at Wadham's Mills, 
of which he became a member at the early age of fourteen. 
He was elected deacon about 1863, to fill a vacancy caused 
by the death of the senior deacon, and held this ofifice till his 
death in 1880. He was especially active in all church afifairs, 
and did much for the maintenance of public service. Enjoying 
the advantages provided for them, his children sought to im- 
prove themselves, and have all honored the name and memory 
of their parents. Dea. Whitney passed away after a severe and 
painful illness of heart disease. He d. July 23, 1880; res. Wad- 
ham's Mills, N. Y. Ch.: i, Elizabeth Hannah, b. Jan. 11, 1841; 
d. Mar. 11, 1865. 2, Marietta thankful, b. Feb. 2, 1842: m. Oct. 
3, 1866, Rev. A. T. Clarke; res. Shelby, Ala.; ch., Almon Tay- 
lor, b. Oct. 7, 1867: m. Elizabeth Perry; res. Parishville, N. Y.; 
Susan Elmira, b. Dec. 17, 1872; Maud Elizabeth, b. Nov. 10, 
1875; John Paul, b. Oct. 17, 1880: Harvey Fisk, b. May 13, 
1883; Lena M., b. Mar. i, 1886. 3, Joel Fisk, b. Mar. 30, 1843; 
m. Louisa M. Bailey; clergyman; res. Coventry ville, N. Y. 4, 


Sarah L.. b. Sept. 4, 1844: m. Sept. 4, 1873, Edward D. Sturte- 
vant. and d. s. p. Apr. i, 1874. 5, John R., b. July 29, 1847; m. 
Lena Groll; res. Garnett, Kan. 6, Moses Fisk, b. Apr. 18, 
1849; m. Ella Burt; res. Walpole, Mass. 7, Lemuel, b. Dec. 12, 
1850; res. Wadham's Mills, N. Y. 8, Rosabelle. b. May 15, 1853; 
m. Oct. 6, 1877, Rev. Wm. H. Wolcott; res. Moreno, Cal.; ch., 
Lucy, b. 1878: Sarah A., b. 1881; Vernon H., b. 1882. 9, El- 
mina Eliza, b. Sept. 7, 1855; res. Wadham's Mills. (See 
Whitney Genealogy by Fred C. Pierce.) 

911. xi. HORACE ALONZO. b. Aug. 20, 181 1; m. and d. Aug. 29, 1851, 

s. p. at Waterville, Vt. 

912. xii. EMILY, b. Jan. 12, 1817; d., unm., May 25, 1891. 

563. JUDGE JONATHAN FISKE (William, Ebenezer, William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., May 
I, 1751; m. Nov. 26, 1772, Mrs. Mary Bragg, b. 1752, d. 1826. Jonathan Fiske, the 
eldest son of William Fiske, Sr., of Amherst, established himself in the northwest 
parish of that town, since known as Alt. Vernon. After a few years he removed 
thence to Francestown, N. H., where he resided several years, and where his 
younger children were born. In 1790 he was chosen deacon of the Congregational 
church in Francestown and officiated in that capacity until 1794, when in September 
he removed to Williamstown, Vt., where he seems to have in time acquired pop- 
ularity and social influence, to have been again elected deacon and to various other 
offices, which he filled to the general satisfaction of his constituents. 

A correspondent writes: "Judge Fiske was a justice of the peace and town 
clerk in Williamstown from my earliest recollection until a brief period before 
his death, and as such made public all the marriages, and did most of the marry- 
ing. He represented that town in the state legislature, I think, over twenty years 
in succession, and afterward at various times. He was also judge of probate 
at an early date, and continued in that office until his sight failed and until too old 
and otherwise infirm to discharge its duties. He was also a deacon in the Congre- 
gational church at Williamstown further back than I can remember, and when he 
died his mantle fell on two of his worthy sons now living." From a file of the 
Wenham records it appears that Judge Jonathan Fiske was married to Mrs. Mary 
Bragg by Rev. Joseph Swain in Dec, 1772. They were the parents of twelve chil- 
dren, eight sons and five daughters, all of whom except one matured, married, and 
had families, and all excepting three lived to be over seventy years of age. Their 
grandchildren number upward of seventy, fifty-three of whom are still living 
(1867), including the fourth generation. Their living descendants will probably 
reach one hundred souls. Judge Fiske, after living to see his children all married 
and comfortably settled in life, died in 1825 — his wife the following year — both at 
the age of seventy-four. Their closing days were spent with their son, Samuel, 
who then resided in Berlin, Vt., and after their deaths their remains were taken 
to Northfield for burial. The sons, Nathaniel, William, John, Samuel, and daugh- 
ters Elizabeth and Anna were married by their father in Williamstown, where most 
of the family appear to have originally settled. Some of them afterward removed 
to Northfield, where a number of their descendants yet remain, Amherst, N. H., 
is situated in Hillsborough County, forty-seven miles from Boston and twenty- 
eight from Concord, the state capital. The town had its origm in a grant of the 
general court of Massachusetts to the surviving officers and soldiers of the Nar- 
ragansett war and to the posterity of those now living. The claimants had seven 
towns awarded them. Amherst was principally settled by people from Wenham 
and adjoining towns and incorporated in 1760. In 1771 Amherst became the shire 
town of Hillsborough County, and after many years was one of the most flourir.h- 
ing villages in the state. Its residents contained many people who later attained 
prominence in the state and nation, among the number being President Franklin 
Pierce, Horace Greeley and Daniel Webster. 

He d, 1825; res. Amherst, N. H.. and Williamstown, Vt. 

913. i. JONATHAN, b. Sept. 6, 1773; m. Livingston. 

914. ii. NATHANIEL, b. July 6, 1775; m. Mehitable Bates and 

915, iii. WILLIAM R., b. May 30, 1779; m. Hannah Martin. 

916. iv. MARY, b. May 13. 1781; m. Feb. 27, 1800, Daniel Worthington. 

They removed about 1830 to Wisconsin. They had eleven 


children, and subsequently scattered through the states. They 
are now dead. Daniel Worthington died in Oconomowoc, 
Wis., Mar., 1866. His wife died there in the spring of 1851. 
One of their sons was a presiding elder in the M. E. Church 
for several years. Two daughters have resided at Northfield, 
and one of them is the wife of a clergyman in the same denomi- 
nation. Ch.: Huldah, b. July 31, 1801; Elijah, b. July 31, 1803; 
Sophia, b. Apr. 9, 1805: Lyman, b. Feb. 16, 1807; Mary, b. Sept. 
26, 1808: Rhoda, b. June 18, 1811; Daniel, b. Feb. 3, 1813; 
David, b. Feb. 13, 1815; Theodore, b. May 17, 1817; Elias, b. 
July 16, 1819; d. Jan. 12, 1824: Francis, b. Feb. 3, 1822; d. Sept. 
2, 1823. Huldah Worthington, eldest daughter of Mary Fiske, 
was married to John Richardson, a farmer, at Northfield, Dec. 
19, 1821. They had seven children, named Sarah Sophia, 
George Martin, John H., Marshal S., George Sullivan, Mary 
Jane, Daniel W. John Richardson d. Mar. 6, 1834. Widow 
Huldah was married to Rev. Hosea Clark in June, 1838. They 
had Lucia Ann and Stephen A. Clark. The latter was an of^cer 
in Sherman's army. John H. and Daniel W. Richardson mar- 
ried. The former had four and the latter two children. Elijah 
Worthington married in Stafford, Vt., Emily Rand, a school 
teacher. They had but one child, Francis, born at Northfield. 
Elijah emigrated west and died at Hart Prairie, Wis., June 4, 
1858. He was a minister and farmer. Sophia Worthmgton 
married at Northfield Nathan S. Green, a manufacturer, May 
7, 1833. They had three children, Mary Sophia, George and 
Charles, born at Northfield. Also two grandchildren. Lyman 
Worthington married, at Norwich, Vt., Caroline Blood, a 
school teacher. He was a millwright by trade. They had 
three children, Susan A., George and Charles, who are now m 
the West. Their father died in Michigan. Mary Worthmgton 
married at Northfield Moses Lane, a farmer. May 2, 1833. She 
resided in Northfield. Rhoda Worthington married, in North- 
field, Gilnian Cummings, a farmer, at Metuchen, N. J. They 
had three children, Elvira, George T. (was a Union soldier) 
and Daniel. Daniel Worthington, Jr., married, at Northfield, 
Miss Ann Paine, a teacher, in May, 1835. They had one child, 
Frances, born in 1837. He resided in Chicago, 111. His daugh- 
ter Frances, married a Mr. Hall. They had three or four chil- 
dren. Rev. David Worthington in early life identified him- 
self with the M. E. Church, and at the early age of twenty-two 
entered upon the work of the ministry. His labors in this call- 
ing were mostly confined to the limits of the Iowa conference, 
where his zeal and talents soon placed him in the front rank 
of the clergy of that state. Several years since Mr. Worthmg- 
ton received the appointment of presiding elder for Mt. Pleas- 
?nt district, and was continued in that position until his death, 
by consumption, which took place in Mar., 1866. A sound 
preacher, and a devoted evangelist, he went to his grave 
according to his wish with the harness on. Mr. Worthington 
was twice married, and left four children by his first wife, 
Arinda Lee, the eldest of whom. Jason, died while in the service 
of his country during the late war. Theodore Worthington 
was a farmer and lived in Oconomowoc, Wis., and had a 
917. v. JOHN, b. Feb. 24, 1783; m. Elizabeth Martin. 
018 vi. BENJAMIN, b. Nov. 17. 1784: m. Hannah Herrick. 
Q19. vii. ELIZABETH, b. Oct. 15. 1786; m. Apr. 18. 1811, Miles Steb- 
bins at Williamstown. They had two children: i, Miles J., b. 
Apr. 29, 1813: 2, Pamela, b. Oct. 24, 1816. Miles J. Stebbins 
was married to Mehitable Olds at Williamstown, Sept. 21, 1844. 
One child, George, b. Jan. 29, 1845- Pamela Stebbins was mar- 
ried to Lyman Capron at Williamstown, Jan. 7, 1837. Ch : i, 


Lucy E., b. Dec. 19. 1843; 2, Dorcas A., b. Sept. 8, 1845: 3, 
May L., b. Nov. 29, 1851; 4, Martha L., b. Feb. 28, 1854. Miles 
Stebbins, the husband of Betsy Fiske, died in WilUamstown 
about the time his youngest brother was born, and Betsy re- 
sided there a widow. She was the only daughter of Judge 
Fiske, who attained a venerable age. 

920. viii. SARAH, b. Sept. 17, 1788; m. May 9, 1826, John White, of New 

Hampshire. They had born to them two daughters, Martha 
M. and Mary A. White. The first married John D., a son of 
Benjamin Fiske, elsewhere spoken of. Mary A. White was 
married to O. J. Walden, June 28, 1852. Ch. : i, John H., b. 
May 15, 1853; d. October 12, 1862. 2, Frederick W., b. Sept. 
16, 1855; d. Sept. 28, 1862. 3, Charles E., b. November 15, 1857; 
d. Oct. I, 1862. 4, Frances, b. Aug. 14, 1863. 5, Elizabeth, b. 
Dec. 5, 1864. Mr. White removed to Black Rock, N. Y., in 
1833, where he d. Oct. 8, 1839. His widow, Sarah, died there 
Nov. 9, 1843. 

921. ix. ANNE, b. Oct. 12, 1790; m. Apr. 18, 1811, Allen White, a farmer 

in Williamstown. Mr. White d. Jan. 31, 1836, in his forty-sev- 
enth year, when Anne married a Mr. Staples, and d. in Mar., 
1863, aged seventy-three years. By the first husband were the 
following children: i, Caroline Ann, b. Oct. 11, 1812; d. young. 

2, Cornelius Allen, b. Dec. 18, 1814; d. young. 3, Cornelius 
Allen, b. Mar. 21, 1816; 4, Horace Elliot, b. July 25, 1819; 5, 
Samuel Davis, b. Mar. 21, 1821; 6, George Hamman, b. Jan. 
31, 1823; 7, Jonathan Perkins, b. Feb. 10, 1825; 8, Caroline 
Ann, b. September 17, 1827; 9, Mary Emeline, b. Aug. 4, 1829; 
10, Abijah Frentis, b. July 24, 1831; 11, Cynthis Delphinia. b. 
Sept. 21, 1833. Cornelius Allen White m. Josephine Seapled, 
Aug. 8, 1841, at Williamstown, where he resided. Ch. : i, Cor- 
nelius Allen, b. Sept. 21, 1842; 2, Henry Kirk, b. Jan. 13, 1852; 

3, George Perkins, b. Aug. 17, 1855. Horace Elliot White m. 
a Miss Peck of Williamstown. Caroline Ann m. Lorenzo 
Downing of St. Albans. Mary Emeline m. Arthur Whitney 
of Montpelier. Cynthia m. P. F. Blanchard. Others have 

922. X. DAVID, b. Feb. 2, 1793; m. Sarah Reed. 

923. xi. SAMUEL L., b. Oct. 24, 1794; m. Lucy White. 

565. HON. WILLIAM FISKE (William, Ebenezcr, William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., 
Apr. 20, 175s; m. Oct. 28, 1773, Eunice Nourse, b. May 2, 1752, d. Mar. 13, 1819; 
m. 2d, Nov. 28, 1819, Hannah Walker of Concord, N. H.; d. Dec. 10, 1841. Dea- 
con Francis Nourse of Danvers, Mass., whose eldest daughter, Eunice, and 
granddaughters Abigail and Harriet Nourse, married Amherst Fiskes, was a lineal 
descendant of Francis and Rebecca Nourse, original settlers in Salem, Mass. 
Francis Nourse died in 1695, aged ^y years; his wife, Rebecca, July 19, 1692 — one 
of the sad victims of the Salem witchcraft. The jury — Capt. Thomas Fiske, fore- 
man "were compelled to convict, against their better judgment and belief, 

through the singular infatuation and perversity of the judges." In Apr., 1779, Mr. 
Fiske located himself and wife on a farm situated on the turnpike leading from 
Amherst village to Bedford, and for some years occupied a small tolling house. 
His farm was limited in extent and his land rough and rocky. Mr. Fiske and 
wife became members of the Congregational Church in Amherst, Nov. 6, 1776, 
and lived exemplary Christian lives to the day of their death. Besides having 
for some years command of the military company, Mr. Fiske was in Mar., 1792, 
elected town clerk of Amherst and re-elected every year in succession for twenty 
years. In Mar., 1794, he was chosen chairman of the board of selectmen of 
Amherst and held that office till 1815, twenty-one consecutive years. He was 
chosen representative of the town at the general court in 1798-99, 1804-5-6-7-8-9. 
He was elected state senator for the Seventh senatorial district in 1810-11-12-13. 
He was then appointed one of the justices of the court of common pleas of the 
county of Hillsborough, but a remodeling of the courts by the state soon after by 
legislature (a political change occurring in that body), by which all the judges 


were displaced to make room for new favorites, prevented his accepting the 
appointment. In 1815 he was appointed United States Assessor of direct taxes 
for the county of Hillsborough. In 1824 he was chosen one of the electors of 
president and vice-president, and cast his vote for John Quincy Adams. Having 
attained the good old age of three score and ten, he then retired from public life, 
and spent the remainder of his days in the quiet of home where he died. He was 
twice married. His first wife was Eunice Nourse and the mother of his children. 
A few years after he married iMiss Hannah, daughter of James Walker, Esq., of 
Concord, N. H., but had no children by her. In personal appearance Mr. Fiske 
was rather commanding, being six ■ feet in height and well proportioned. His 
features were strongly molded and intellectual. Of Puritan descent, he was in 
principles, habits and manners a Puritan of the straitest sect, rendered straiter 
perhaps by his severe and excessive labors. In his family and on his farm his 
right to rule no subordinate ever presumed to question. By his strict yet judi- 
cious exercise of authority his children were trained to admirable obedience. 
The homestead in which Hon. William Fiske resided was erected in 1795, and was 
ranked among the finest and most desirable in that section. It is located two and 
a half miles northeasterly from Amherst on the old stage road between that place 
and Manchester and Concord. To the south lies Walnut Hill, 200 feet high, to 
the north Chestnut Hills flanking them on the right and left and at a distance of 
from three to five miles tower the granite peaks of "Joe English" and "Uncanoo- 
nucks" and southeast Babboosack Pond. He d. June 4, 1831; res. Amherst, N. H. 

924. i. EUNICE, b. Jan. 7, 1774; m. Dec. 30, 1795, Levi Dodge. She 

d. Aug. 3, 1861. He was son of Bartholomew and Martha 
(Kimball) Dodge, who was b. Feb. 26, 1771, and d. Nov. 21, 
1842. She d. Aug. 3, 1861. Ch. : Martha, d. in infancy. Hi- 
ram, b. Jan. 2, 1803, and d. in 1876; m. Sarah Abbott. Calvin, 
b. Mar. 22, 1815, and d. 'June 6, 1853; m. Lucy Hubbard. 

925. ii. EZRA. b. Apr. 2, 1776; m. Melinda Blake. 

926. iii. WILLIAM, b. July 11, 1778; m. Margaret Cleave Dodge. 

927. iv. FRANCIS NOURSE. b. June 12, 1780; m. Mary (Walker) 


928. v. ABIGAIL, b. Oct. 9. 1782; d., unm., July 24, 1852. She res. at 

home, and later with her brother David for more than twenty 

929. vi. MARY. b. Apr. i, 1785; m. July 10, 1806, Bartholomew Dodge, 

Jr. She d. Oct. 15, 1857. Mary resided constantly with her 
father's family until twenty-two years of age, when in July she 
was united in marriage to Bartholomew Dodge, Jr., son of a 
neighboring farmer and two years her senior. Their children 
were: i, Mary Ann, b. Feb. 8, 1807; d. May i, 1813. 2, Francis 
P., b. Sept. 20, 1808; d. May 6, 1815. 3, David Nourse. b. 
Jan. 29. 1810; d. Apr. 16, 1829. 4, Allen F., b. May 22, 1812; d. 
Mar., 1814. 5, Mary Ann, b. May 2. 1814; m. July 24, 1848, to 
Jonathan Knight of Amherst, N. H., and d. Dec. 17, 1851, 
leaving a pair of twins two days old (Mary and George), who 
died respectively in Aug. and Oct. following. 6, Francis 
Fiske, b. May 28, 1816; m. Jan. 18, 1849, James Smith of Low- 
ell, Mass., and d. in Mar., 1857. 7, Francis A., b. Sept. 8, 1818; 
d. Jan., 1820. 8, Harriet M.. b. Oct. 4, 1820; d. Jan., 1821. 9, 
Horace N., b. Oct. 4, 1820; m. Dec. 14, 1845, Hannah H. Miller 
of Lamoille. 111. One child, Cheever Kendall, b. Nov. 15, 
1850. 10, Abby M., b. Dec. 14, 1821; m. Nov. 18, 1852, Ste- 
phen Ballard, now of Stearns & Ballard, New York City. 11, 
Martha A., b. Nov. 8, 1823: m. Aug. 12, 1852, Rev. Allen H. 
Brown, late of May's Landing, N. J. Their children were: 
Silas Belding. b. May 17, 1854. Allen Henry, b. Nov. 17, 1855; 
d. Dec. 12, 1859. Mary Dodge, b. Jan. i, 1858. Louisa Ma- 
tilda, b. Jan. 18, i860. 12, Charles W., b. May 8, 1826; m. Aug, 
15. 1853, Anna Eliza, dau. of George Fiske, Esq., of Lowell'. 
Ch.: Florence I\I., b. Aug. 31. 1854; d. Jan. 4, i860. Fanny A., 
b. May 12, 1857. Herbert C, b. July 28, 1859; d- Sept. 15, 


Bartholomew Dodge was b. Dec. 26, 1784, and d. Oct. 7, 
1838. Mrs. Mary Fiske Dodge d. in Hooksett, N. H., Oct. 15, 
1857, aged "72 years. 

930. vii. FANNY, b. June 6, 1787: d., unm., June 17, 1817. 

931. viii. ALLEN, b. Apr. 10, 1789; m. Eliza Chapman and Mrs. Maria 


932. ix. DAVID, b. May 4, 1791: m. Mrs. Lydia M. Holbrook. 

933. X. NANCY, b. June 17, 1794; m. Sept., 1815, Stephen Damon, son 

of Deacon Benjamin Damon. She d. Dec. 7, 1854. They 
were the parents of the following children: i, Francis S., b. 
Apr. 16, 1816; d. Mar. 16, 1841. 2, Lucy Ann, b. June i, 1818; 
d. June 14, 1853. 3, William F., b. Apr. 17, 1821 ; d. Aug. 5, 
1844. 4, Charles A., b. Aug. 28. 1823: d. July 4, 1863. 5, Ste- 
phen C, b. Mar. 21, 1826. 6, Sarah Jane, b. June 9, 1830: d. 
Jan. 10, 1853. The two eldest sons emigrated to Illinois, but 
died soon after their arrival there. Lucy Ann, the eldest 
daughter, married David P. Low of Amherst. Of this union 
two children were born: Wm. Damon, 1845, and Alphonso, 
1849. d. in 185 1. Nancy Fiske Damon d. Dec. 7, 1854. Charles 
A. Damon m. Mary E. Low of Amherst, N. H., in June, 1845. 
Children born as follows: George W., b. Feb., 1847; Clara G., 
b. July, 1849; Frank C, b. May, 1851; Charles Edgar, b. Sept., 
1854: Nellie, b. Aug., 1856; Stephen C. Damon, b. Jan., 1854; 
m. Mrs. Mary J. McClelland. Dea. Benjamin Damon was a 
descendant of Dea. John Damon of Reading. Mass., freeman, 
1645, was born in that place June 4. 1760. The family prob- 
ably originated in Reading. Although but sixteen years of 
age at tlie commencement of the American Revolution, he 
enlisted, and continued fighting the battles of his country 
until the close of the war. In Jan. (i6th'>. 1783, he married 
Polly Hosea. who was born in Plymouth. Mass., April 30, 1764. 
566. DAVID FISKE (William, Ebenezer, William, William, John, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wenham, Mass., June 25, 1757; m. 
1786, Edith Tay, b. 1763. d. June 13, 1815. David Fiske, Sr., third son of William 
Fiske, Sr., of Amherst, did good service to his country as a soldier in the war of 
the Revolution. He enlisted at the age of eighteen for one year, and was stationed 
first at Newcastle, N. H. In the fall of 1786 he was m. to Edith Tay of Chelsea, 
Mass., and settled in Merrimack, N. H. They both united with the Congregational 
Church. They had five children. In April. 1801, Mr. Fiske removed to Amherst 
and settled on a farm in the eastern part of that town, where he lived a Christian 
life. He lived in comfortable circumstances to quite a venerable age. respected 
generally for his sterling merits, and died in peace among his children, at the age 
of 86 years. He d. June 23, 1843; res. Amherst and Merrimack, N. H. 

934. i. BETSEY, b. Sept. 12, 1788: d.. unm.. Aug. 25, 1876. 

935. ii. EDITH, b. Mar. i, 1790; m. Oct. 18, 1820. John Sprague of 

Bedford and rev. to Ohio and d. there. 

936. iii. DAVID, b. Sept. 20, 1792; m. Abigail Nourse and Harriett 


937. iv. GEORGE, b. Aug. 22, 1794; m. Arinda Lane. 

938. v. ARDELLA, b. Dec. 18, 1803: d. unm. Sept. 20, 1828. 

568. DEA. EBENEZER FISKE (William, Ebenezer, William, William, 
John, William. Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Nov. 11, 1762. in 
Wenham, Mass.; m. at Mt. Vernon. N. H., 1782. Abigail Woodbury, b. March 7, 
1766; d. Dec. 9, 1839. Deacon Ebenezer Fiske, fourth son of William and 
Susanna Fiske, removed from Wenham to Amherst with his father when but 
eleven years of age, and resided in that place until his majority. Owing to the 
reduced circumstances of the family, caused by the bankruptcies of his father's 
brother-in-law (White), for whom his father had largely endorsed. Eben lost the 
opportunity for enjoying educational privileges. He, however, inherited a re- 
markable physical frame and strong intellect, and possessed good sterling 
qualities and an indomitable will. Many and remarkable are the feats of strength 
recorded of him when in the prime of his powers, while his excellent common 
sense and well-known integrity made him a counselor among his fellow towns- 










men in Mt. Vernon, where he subsequently resided and for many years filled 
various local offices. In 1782 he married Abigail Woodbury, born in Beverly, 
Mass., March 7, 1766, and second daughter of James Woodbury of Mt. Vernon. 
N. H., near Amherst, to which place he at once removed. Miss Woodbury was of 
an excellent family, and a relative of Judge Levi Woodbury of Portsmouth, N. H., 
a farmer of the state and secretary of the United States Treasury under President 
Jackson. Mr. Fiske, like the most of his ancestors, was blessed with a large 
family, six sons and six daughters, all of whom, except a son who died in infancy, 
lived to mature age. 

All of these except the two last were born in Mt. Vernon. After residing for 
some years in this place, Mr. Fiske removed to Warner, N. H., where he pur- 
chased a farm, and later located on a farm on the "Wilmot Flat" in Wilmot, N. H. 
Later in life he moved to the hills in the northwestern part of the town, called 
North Wilmot, and near wnere a meeting house afterward stood. Here he and 
the wife of his youth grew old together, sustained and cheered by the consola- 
tions of the gospel, and by the tender love and care of their son, Calvin, who, with 
most filial affection, watched over and cared for them to the day of their death. 
Ebenezer Fiske was a man of decided and conscientious and fixed and exemplary 
principles, and the resolute energy and courage that always rises superior to the 
difficulties of the occasion. During the most of his life he was a member and 
deacon of the Congregational Church. He d. May 8, 1838; res. Wilmot, N. H. 

939. i. ABIGAIL, b. Dec. 22, 1783; m. Josiah Carrier of Warner, N. H., 
March, 1808, and after his decease, Samuel Clark of Hopkin- 
ton, N. H., where she died. 
JOHN, b. Sept. 28, 1784; d. in infancy. 
EBENEZER, b. Aug. 22, 1786; m. Hannah Proctor. 
JAMES, b. Aug. 4, 1788; m. Eleanor Ransom. 
HANNAH, b. June 17, 1790; m. 1810 Dr. Charles Thompson of 
Andover, N. H.; res. Wilmont Centre and Concord, N. H. 
He d. Sept. 14, 1856. Ch. : Elvira, b. Nov. 16, 1810, d. March 
16, 1826. Sophronia, b. April 10, 1812; m. J. R. Palmer; res. 
Sandusky, Ohio. Franklin W., b. Nov. 20, 1813; res. Con- 
cord, N. H. Hannah, b. April 4, 1817; m. Isaac Youngman 

of Wilmot. Caroline, b. July 20. 1819; m Stearns; res. 

" Concord. Charles Harrison, b. Feb. 8, 1824; res. Minneapolis. 
Luther Fisk, b. July 7, 1828; res. Janesville, Wis. 

944. vi. DESDEMONA, b. March 15, 1792; m. Abner Watkins and 
William Abbott of Concord. N. H. Ch. : Livonia, m. Abijah 
Watson of Warner. James. George, m. Abby Bean. 

945. vii. LUTHER, b. May 16, 1794, d. 1816. 

946. viii. CALVIN, b. June 15, 1796; m. Asenath Cross and Mary J. 

947. ix. JOHN, b. April 16, 1798; m. Mahala Rand and Sarah Goodhue. 

948. X. MEHITABLE, b. April 18, 1800; m. March 14, 1819, James B. 
Straw of Salisbury, N. H. He removed to Lowell, Mass., 
and entered the employ of the Appleton Mfg. Co., where he 
died Aug. 14, 1830. She removed to Manchester, where she 
afterwards resided. Ch.: Ezekiel Albert, b. Dec. 30, 1819. 
After availing himself of the best educational advantages in 
the city of Lowell, he entered Phillip's Academy at Andover, 
where he mastered practical mathematics. In 1838 he was 
assistant civil engineer in the Nashua and Lowell Railroad. 
Later he was civil engineer for the Amoskeag Mfg. Co. In 
185 1 he was appointed agent for the company, and in 1858 he 
was given entire charge. In Nov., 1844. lie visited England 
and Scotland on a tour of inspection. In 1859 he was elected 
Representative for Manchester to the Legislature and re- 
elected in 1860-61-62-63, and for some time chairman of the 
committee on finance. In 1864 he was elected to the State 
Senate and re-elected in 1865, and was president of that body. 
Later he was elected Governor of N. H. Governor Straw had 
the honorary degree of Master of Arts by Dartmouth College. 
He m. April 6, 1842. Charlotte Smith Webster of Amerbury, 



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Mass. He d. Oct. 25, 1882. She d. Mar. 15, 1852. Ch.: 
Albert, b. June 24, 1846; d. April 9, 1847. Charlotte Webster, 
b. Mar. 24, 1848; m. William W. Howard; res. Lowell, Mass.; 
4 ch. Herman Foster, 
b. Dec. 30, 1849; n^- 
Sept. 18, 1873, Mary 
O. Parker; res. Man- 
chester, N. H.; ch.: i, 
Parker, b. June 18, 
1878; 2, Harry Ellis, b. 
April 25, 1883; 3. Her- 
man F., Jr., b. Mar. 12, 
1894; he is agent of 
the Amoskeag Mfg. 
Co., at Manchester, N. 
H. Ellen, b. Feb. 15, 
1852; m. Sept. 12, 1872, 
Henry M. Thompson; 
ch.: 1, Albert W., b. 
Feb. 16, 1874; 2, Her- 
man E., b. Apr. 25, 
1881 ; res. Lowell, Mass. 
He was at one time 
manager of the Man- 
chester, N. H., print 
works, now proprietor 
of the Lowell felting 
mills. Luther Fiske, 
b. July 31, 1821, d. 
Aug. 2, 1825. Guy Eld- 
ridge, b. Feb. 12, 1823, 
d. Aug. I, 1825. Miran- 
da, b. Oct. 6,' 1824; m. 

Benj. F. Manning of Manchester, s. p. Abigail, b. Apr. 22,^ 
1827; d. unm. July 13, 1895. James Brown, Jr., b. Dec. 23, 
1828; d. Mar. 23, 1830. James Brown, t^iX, b. Apr. 9, 1831; 
m. Oct. 12, 1858, Clara A. Hancock; 2 ch. : Minnie Fiske, 
b. I\Iar. 26, 1862; d. young; and Gertrude, b. July 24, 1864. 

949. xi. MARY, b. Mar. 16, 1802; m. Abner Harvey of Warner, N. H.; 

res. Concord. Ch.: Caroline M., b. May 19, 1825; m. John 
Emerson of Wilmont; d. Jan. 25, 1852. Elvira T., b. Aug. 3, 
1827; m. Henry Saltmarsh of Concord. Susr.n E., b. Nov. 23, 
1830; m. D. Emerson of Warner. Lavona W., b. Nov. 5, 1835 ; 
m. Albert Davis of Warner. 

950. xii. PLOMA. b. March 7, 1807; m. John Langley of Andover, N, 

H.; d. Sept. 11, 1834. 
574^- JOHN FISKE (John, John, Samuel William, John, William, Robert, 

Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. July 15, 1751; m. Hepzibeth . She m. 

2d in 1776, Moses Pearson. He d. and she m. 3d — Burnet or Burnap. He 

d. Apr. 5, 1773; res. Andover, Mass. 

950^.1. JOHN, b. Apr. 5, 1771; d. young. 

95oH.ii. HEPZIBAH, b. Apr. 28, 1773; m. July 5, 1798. Isaac Abbott, 

Jr., of A., had son Isaac, Jr. 

576. SAMUEL FISKE (Samuel, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, William, 

Robert. Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Upton, Mass., 1759; m. Rebecca 

Fiske, his cousin, dau. of Benjamin, b. 1765; d. Apr. 30, 1849. He d. May 14, 

1828; res. Shelburne, Mass. 

DAVID, b. July 17, 1791; m. Laura Seaverance. 
SAMUEL, b. March 25, 1800; m. Mercy B. Smead. 
AUSTIN, b. Nov. 21, 1784; d. May 23. 1789. 
HERVY, b. March 8, 1787; d. Dec. 25, 1789. 

955. iii. MELINDA, b. Jan. 16, 1789; m. November, 1831, James Lord 
Merrill. She d. s. p. July 2t,. 1833. 

956. V. REBECCA, b. Aug. 2. 1793'; d^ Oct. 8. 1794. 

95 r. 








957. vi. REBECCA, b. Feb. 15, 1794; m. Solomon Bardwell. She d. 

leaving a dau., Fidelia, and her dau. is Mrs. Alfred Skinner; 
res. S. 

958. viii. AUSTIN, b. Feb. 9, 1803; d. Sept. 25, 181 5. 

959. ix. PHILO, b. Sept. 23, 1806; d. Sept. 23, 1806. 

578. DANIEL FISKE (Samuel, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. May 16, 1765, in Sherborne. Mass.; 
m. Polly Crosby, b. Jan. 17, 1773, d. Dec. 7, 1795; m. 2d in Upton, Sept. 15, 179O, 
Huldah Fiske, his cousin, b. Nov. 6, 1772; d. Jan. 14, 1866. He d. Oct. 25, 1842; 
res. Shelburne, Mass. 

960. i. POLLY, b. June 23, 1793; m. Barnard. 

961. ii. ELECTA, b. March 4, 1798; d. Sept. i, 181 1. 

962. iii. PARTRIDGE, b. Dec. 18, 1799; m. Lydia B. Dickinson. 

963. iv. CHLOE, b. Oct. i, 1801; d. Oct. 21, 1802. 

964. v. CHLOE, b. July 27, 1803; d. Oct. 22, 1841. 

965. vi. DANIEL, b. Feb. 9, 1805; m. Anna Fiske. 

966. vii. WILLIAM, b. May 13, 1807; d. May 8, 1808. 

967. viii. MARIA, b. June 25, 1809; d. Aug. 25, 181 1. 

968. ix. ELECTA MARIA, b. July 10, 1813; d. April 5, 1815. 
909. X. AUSTIN, b. Sept. 15, 1815; m. Lucy W. Barnard. 

970. xi. BETSEY ALLEN, b. Juiy 23, 1822; m. Edwin W. Stevens. She 

d. June 12, 1853. He res. Guilford, Vt., s. p. 

971. xii. DAUGHTER, b. June 10, 1795; d. June 10, 1795. 

972. xiii. A SON, b. Oct. 10, 181 1; d. Oct. 10, 181 1. 

581. ROBERT FISKE (Daniel, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Holliston, Mass., Feb. 24, 1746; m in 
Upton, Mass., Sept. 17, 1768, ]\Iary Hall of Hopkinton, b. 1744. She d. in 
Upton, Feb. 7, 1822. He d. Sept. 25, 1820: res. Holliston and Upton, Mass. 

973. i. ELISHA, b. Sept. 3, 1769; m. Lydia Robinson and Mrs. Mar- 

garet (Shepherd) Brown. 

974. ii. DANIEL, b. Oct. 29, 1770; m. Ruth Chapin. 

975. iii. WILLIAM, b. Nov. 8, 1776; m. Lucy Bradish. 

976. iv. AMASA, b . Sept. 17, 1780; m . 

584. DANIEL FISKE (Daniel, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, William, 
Robert, Simon. Simon, William, Symond), b. Upton, Mass., in 1759; m. Jan. 16, 
1783, Hannah Rockwood, d. May 6, 1785; m. 2d, Sept. 27, 1792, Hannah or Beulah 
Palmer; d. July 14. 1815. He d. Jan. 22, 1841; res. Upton, Mass. 

977. i. HANNAH, b. .Apr. 23, 1785; prob. d. young. 

978. ii. ELIAS, b. May 24, 1789; d. Aug. 4, 1823. 

979. iii. ANNA, b. Jan. 9, 1791; d. Aug. 10, 1802. 

980. iv. EMELINE, b. Feb. i, 1793; m. in Upton, May 14, 1819, Holland 

Forbush, "of Upton; b. Aug. 18, 1800 (Elijah, Peter, Samuel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Daniel). He d. Nov. 4, 1856; res. Upton. 
She d. May 30, 1876. Ch. : Emeline M., b. July 19, 1820; d. 
Dec. 25, 1826; Holland E., b. Nov. 9, 1824, m. Martha Fiske, 
dau. of Levi; Daniel C, b. Aug. 26, 1826, m. Apr. 8, 1852, 
Nancy E. Perham, dau. of Reuben, of Milford; Aaron A., b. 
Feb. ID, 1832, m. Emily S. Holmes; she res. Gorham, Me.; 
William W., b. Jan. 12, 1834, d. Dec. 7, 1843. 

981. V. LUCINDA, b. Dec. i, 1794; m. in Upton May 8, 1822, Rufus 

Fletcher, of U., moved to Columbus, O., in 1852, but children 
all born in Upton: Alonso, last heard from in Texas during 
war; Charles, dead; Elias, last heard from 1895 in Galveston, 
Texas; Rodolphus, last heard from in Texas during war; 

982. vi. EMMONS H., b. May 10, 1802; m. Anna M. Ward. 

983. vii. AMELIA ANN, b. May 10, 1807; m. Louis Kallisch. She died 

in Sacramento, Cal., a few years since. Ch.: Levi. Louis, m. 
, San Jose, Cal. Frank. 

984. viii. CLARISA, b. July 16. 1796: m. in Upton, Feb. 5, 1820, Jon- 

athan B. Bradish of U. ; both dead; their children born in Up- 
ton: Frederick P., m. and with children at La Crosse, Wis. 




Philander, d. young in 1850. Clarissa Ann, m., with two 
daus. living in Upton, Mass. Harrison, m. twice, and died 
in the west in 1895. 
JOANNA, b. Dec. 18, 1804; m. in U. Nov. 28, 1839, Newel Gore, 
of U., both dead. She died in Winfield, Kan., in 1894. Child, 

died young. Ellen, m. Bills, now living in Winfield, 


586. BENJAMIN FISKE (Benjamin, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, Will- 
iam, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Upton, Mass., May i, 1749; m. 
there June 14, 1770, Jemima Holbrook; m. 2d, Mar. 7, 1782, Margery Wood; b. 
1761. She d. in Upton Feb. 24, 1843. His will was probated Nov. 11, 1820; was a 
miller by occupation. His son Clark was executor. He d. Nov., 1820; res. Upton, 

986. i. JOEL, b. Dec. 17, 1770; m. Hannah Turner. 

987. ii. CLARK, b. Apr. 4, 1778; m. Chloe Bradish. 

988. iii. JEMIMAH, b. Feb. 16, 1780; ni. in Upton, June 3, 1800, Abner 

Smith, of Bellingham. 

989. iv. AZARIAH, b. Sept. 13, 1782; d. bef. 1820, unm. No heirs men- 

tioned in father's will. 

990. V. HANNAH, b. Apr. 10, 1784; m. Durham. 

991. vi. ZIBA, b. Nov. 24. 1785; ni. in Auburn Nov. 30, 1806, Polly Phil- 

lips, of Ward. 

992. vii. GALACIUS, b. Apr. 17, 1788; m. Mary Brown. 

993. viii. EMORY, b. June 30, 1790; m. Sally Gross. 

994. ix. ELVIA, b. June 30, 1790; m. Jan. i, 1811, Rufus Sibley, of Graf- 

ton. She d. Oct. 5, 181 1. 

995. X. BENJAMIN, b. Nov. 24, 1792. 

996. xi. DAVID, b. Aug. 30, 1794; d. Feb. 19, 1795. 

997. xii. JONATHAN, b. Aug. 30, 1794; m. Gratia Wilson. 

998. xiii. AUSTIN, b. Jan. 21, 1797. 

999. xiv. HARVEY, b. Jan. 21, 1797; m. Sophia Warren. 

1000. XV. MIRANDA, b. Apr. i, 1799; m. in Upton. Mar. 10, 1818, David 

Chapin, of Upton. 

1001. xvi. REBEKAH, b. Mar. 10. 1801: m. June 12, 1817, Jesse Whitney, b. 

Oct. 12, 1790, d. Feb. i, 1850; res. Milford, Mass. She d. Aug. 
10, 1871. Ch. : Rowanna Semira, b. Aug. 28, 1820; m. Sept. 18, 
1872, Israel Patch, s. p.; res. East Main street, Milford. 

1002. xvii. SALLEY, b. Mar. 12. 1804; m. Jan. 26, 1826, Milton Ruggles, 

of Upton. He d. and she m. 2d, a Sutherland. She d. s. p. 

600. HON. ELISHA FISKE (William, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, Wil- 
liam. Robert, Simon, Simon, William. Symond), b. Upton. Mass., Nov. 4, 1774; 
ni. June 20, 1799, Betsey Forbush, town record says Betsey "Sherman;" b. May 14, 
1775; d. Aug. 19, 1863. He was a son of Lieut. William Fiske, who served in the 
Revolutionary Army in an Upton company. He held several town offices there, 
such as town clerk and selectman, and for some time was a representative in the 
legislature. A meat tub brought over from England by William, the emigrant, fell 
into possession of his father and is still preserved in the family. He died Jan. 24, 
1851; res. Upton. Mass. 



ERAN. b. May 12. 1800; m. Sally Wood and Sally Whitney. 

i. ELISHA. b. Apr. 16, 1802; m. Hannah Forbush. 

ii. LEVI. b. May i, 1804; m. Amy Taft. 

V. ESTHER F., b. June 7, 1806; m. June 8, 1826, Adams Rock- 
wood of U. ; d. s. p. 

r. ELIZABETH, b. June 20. 1808; d. Dec. 26. 1826. 

n. LYDIA, b. May 22. 1810; m. Sept., 1834, Daniel Hunt, b. Dec. 
12, 1806. She d. Oct. 29. 1879. He d. Oct. 3, 1854; res. Sterling, 
Mass. Ch.: Geogianna, b. Dec. 13. 1836; m. Aug. 9, 1859. Dr. 
John Q. A. McCoIlester. b. May 3. 1830; res. Waltham, Mass. 
Ch.: Lucretia Isabelle. b. i86o-8-26th. Edward Q., b. 1863- 1- 
28th. Harry Grey. b. i864-8-5th. Edith E. May, b. 1867-9-ist. 
John Fred, b. i87i-7-27th. Helen Hortense. b. i878-7-2d. 
Lucretia Isabelle, d. i863-2d-ist. Harry Grey. d. i867-2d-27th. 


Edith h. May, d. i869-ist-27th. Edward Q. McCollester, m. 
1887, Nov. 27th. P. O. Ad. Ayer, Mass. John F., 1894, Dec. 
25th married. P. O. Ad. Waltham, Mass. 

1009. vii. WILLIAM, b. July 2, 1812; d. June, 1830. 

loio. viii. ADAMS, b. Apr. 19, 1814; m. Betsey Forbush. 

ion. ix. JEMIMAH J., b. May 11, 1816; m. Oct. 10, 1839, Levi W. Taft. 
He is a farmer and was b. Dec. 8, 1809; res. Upton, Mass. Ch. : 
Frances L. Taft. Born 1841 Apr. died 1841 Sept. Sarah J. 
Taft, Born 1842 Sept 28 Calvin A Taft Born 1847, Aug. i (ad- 
dress Upton). Sarah J. married to Fiske Batchelor Nov. 2j, 
1866; present address Upton Mass. 
' 1012. X. WESLEY L., b. June 3, 1823; d. s. p. 

602. DAVID FISKE (William, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Upton, Mass., Sept. 6, 1780; m. in 
Grafton Dec. 3, 1807, Sarah Stowe, of Grafton; d. Mar. 18, 1814; m. 2d, Lydia 
Allen, of Hardwick, dau. of David and Elizabeth (Fisk) Allen; b. 1784; d. 1864. 
He was a farmer and cooper. He d. in i860; res. Shelburne, Mass. 

1013. i. JONATHAN STOWE, b. June 8, 1808; m. Georgianna M. 


1014. ii. WILLIAM ADAMS, b. Sept. 30, 1810; m. Mary Jane Heald 

1015. iii. SARAH STOWE, b. Feb. 11, 1816; m. 1845, Daniel Whitney. 

This was his second marriage. By his first wife, Nancy, he 
had three ch. (see Whitney Genealogy, by Fred C. Pierce). 
Ch. by second wife: Edward E., res. Grafton, Mass.; Esther 

Marietta, m. Howell, res. Westboro; Julia M., m. 

Pratt; res. Natick. She is dead. 

1016. iv. DORINDA STOWE, b. July 31, 1817; m. Joseph Upton; d. s. p. 

1017. V. DAVID ALLEN, b. Feb. 15, 1819; m. Caroline F. Smith. 

1018. vi. LYDIA ALLEN, b. Feb. 11, 1821; m. Dwight Hardy. They 

had one ch., who d. young. She d. s. p. 

1019. vii. MOSES ALLEN, b. July 16, 1825; m. ; res. Conway, 


1020. viii. ESTER ALLEN, b. Nov. 22, 1822; unm. 

605. JOSIAH FISKE (Josiah, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, William, Rob- 
ert, Simon. Simon, William, Symond), b. Upton, Mass., Oct. 20, 1764; m. there 
Mar. 24, 1785, Kezia Wood; res. Upton, Mass. 

1021. i. JASPER, b. July 28, 1785. 

1022. ii. COMFORT, b. Sept. 26, 1787. 

1023. iii. ALEXANDER, b. Nov. 29, 1789; m. Mary Fisk. 

1024. iv. There were also three other girls; two married two brothers, Oba- 

diah and Josiah Tainter, and resided in the north part of 
Greenfield, Mass. The other sister married Aaron Partridge, 
of Upton, Mass., and one of their sons is Joseph Partridge, of 
Upton, Mass. 

606. ABIJAH FISKE (Josiah, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, William, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Upton, Mass., Dec. 8, 1766; m. Betsey 

. She d. Apr., 1816. Daniel Fisk was executor of the will of Abijah. The 

inventory of her estate was filed Apr. 3, 1816. Elisha and Asa Fisk were guard- 
ians of the children. He d. May 26, 1807; res. Upton, Mass. 

1025. ii. ELIZABETH, b. Nov. 18, 1805; m. Nov. 19, 1827, Calvin Whit- 

ney Forbush. He was b. Sept. 8, 1805 (Silas, David, Thomas, 
Thomas, Daniel); d. Feb., 1881. He resided on his father's 
farm on George Hill in Grafton, Mass., until 18 years of age, 
when he went to Charlestown, S. C, remaining two years. In 
10.25 he returned and engaged in manufacturing boot? and 
shoes on George Hill. Later he moved to Boston, where he 
resided for seven years. Returning to Grafton in 1832, he 
purchased the Hon. Samuel Wood place at the head of the 
common, where he resided for twenty-five years. During 
this time he was engaged in the manufacture of boots and 
shoes. He died at his home on Bowdoin street, Boston. It 
was to his persistent efforts more than any other person that 


the town of Grafton is indebted for its beautiful common. He 
was associated in procuring the first banking interests in the 
town and was among its enterprising business men. He was 
greatly interested in the cultivation of fruits (see Pierce's His- 
tory of Grafton; Pierce's Forbush Genealogy and Pierce's 
Whitney Genealogy). Ch. : Elizabeth, b. Aug. 20, 1828, m. 
Jonathan C. Warren; he d. and she res. So. Evanston, 111. 
Sarah W., b. July 24, 1831; m. Major Willard D. Wheeler; 
was paymaster in the army; res. Grafton. Calvin, b. Apr. 8, 
1833, m. Eliza J. Gates; res. So. Evanston. William, b. Mar. 
30, 1836, res. Chicago. 111. Harrison, b. Nov. 6, 1839; d- Nov. 
8. 1869. Horace, b. June 13, 1843, m. Adelaide Lines, res. 633 
E. 15th street, New York City. 

1026. i. HORACE, b. June 8, 1800. 

611. AMOS FISKE (Daniel, Samuel, Joseph, William, John, William, Rob- 

■ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. ; m. Apr. 25, 1762, Mary Wilboub, 

both of Swanzey. Amos Fisk was the grandson of Dr. Samuel Fisk and was 
born and reared in Rhode Island. In early life he owned and commanded a 
coasting vessel, until the breaking out of the Revolutionary war, which rendered 
his occupation too precarious. He then sold his vessel and bought lands in Guil- 
ford, Vermont; res. Swanzey, Mass. 

1027. i. ISAIAH, b. Sept. 6, 1763; m. . 

1028. iii. CALEB, b. Dec. 24, 1768; m. and had sons- Amos, Jesse and 

Caleb Stone. 

1029. ii. MARY, b. Mar. 25, 1767. 

622. DEA. EPHRAIM FISKE (Joseph, Samuel, Joseph, William, John, 

William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. ; m. in Johnston, 

R. I., Nov. 29, 1761, Lydia Mathewson, b. ; d. 1765; m. 2d, . 

Ephraim Fisk w^as born in Scituate, R. I. He early rem.oved to Killingly, 
Conn., where he afterward resided. He was a prominent citizen, deacon for a 
number of terms, and held a number of important offices, and was respected and 
esteemed in the community where he lived. He was married twice. By his first 
wife he had six children, four being born at one time. The children all lived, but 
the mother died. By his second wife, ten children. He died above 80 years old, 
greatly respected; he was a man of superior physical and mental abilities, and like 
his brother Isaac, was known as a peacemaker in society. 

Upon the alarm following the capture of Fort William Henry by Montcalm, 
four volunteer companies marched from Windham County commanded by Abner 
Baker, Ashford; John Carpenter, Woodstock; Isaac Coit, Plainfiield; John Gros- 
vener, Pomfret. These volunteers were mostly men advanced in life, the fathers 
of the towns, showing that most of the men were already in service. Among the 
number was Ephraim Fiske. 

He d. ; res. Johnston, R. I., and Killingly, Conn. 

1030. i. SAMUEL, b. . 

1031. ii. DAVID, b. 

1032. iii. DEBORAH, b. 

1033. iv. MIRIAM, b. 

1034. v. JOSEPH, b. July 14, 1765; m. and res. in De Kalb, N. Y., was 

theie in 1807. 

1035. vi. EPHRAIM, b. July 14, 1765; m. and res. in De Kalb, N. Y., was 

there in 1807. 

1036. vii. JEROD, b. . 

1037. viii. ABRAM, b. ; m. Mary Brown. 

1038. ix. JASON, b. 1764. The family tradition is that he was born in 

England. A son of his was Joel, b. 1794, m. 1827, Mary 
Locum, b. 1799, d. in Warsaw, Ind., Oct. 13, 1891. He d. in 
Greencastle, Ind., in 1854. Joel's only child was i, John 
Wilbur, b. 1829, m. in Ashland, O., in 1858, Arminda A. 
Kaufman, b. Oct. 31, 1833. He was a teacher and d. in 
Jefferson Barracks Jan. 11, 1865. His ch. were i. Wilbur A., 
b. Aug. 19, i860; m. in Greencastle Nov. 7, 1889, Edna E. 
Bayne, b. July 17, 1864, s. p. He is Professor of Chemistry 
and Physics; res. 136 S. 13th St., Richmond, Ind. 2, Luella 


F. Galentine, Warsaw, Ind., b. Oct. 31, 1863; m. Apr. 8, 1889. 
3, Canning B. Fisk, b. May 25, 1862; d. Oct. 12, 1869. 

1039. X. THOMAS, b. . 

1040. xi. BENJAMIN B., b. Nov. 2, 1794; m. Lydia Aldrich. 

1041. xii. MARY, b. July 14, 1765; m. Greenwell. 

1042. xiii. KEZIAH.b. July 14, 1765; m. Edward Beaty; res. at Ogdensburg, 
N. Y., and had one ch., Edward, now deceased. 

624. JUDGE ISAAC FISKE (Joseph, Samuel, Joseph, William, John, Will- 
iam, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Johnston, R. I., June 15, 1757; 
m. there in 1775, Marcy Fenner, dau. of Richard, b. Feb. 24, 1758, d. July 7, 1820. 
He was born on the old homestead in Johnston, R. I., and received an ex- 
cellent education for those early days. Before he had obtained his majority he en- 
listed in the Continental Army under Gen. Greene, of Rhode Island. He was sta- 
tioned at Prospect Hill in Cambridge, not far from Bunker Hill in Charlestown. 
His grandson, Geo. R. Fiske, Esq., of Roxbury, has two letters of his written the 
time he was in the army. One is dated Sept. 3, 1775, and the other Oct. 26, 1775, 
which he sent to his father, Joseph Fiske. 

This is the inventory of his estate: 1824, Aug 14 Inventory of Isaac Fiske' 
$1303.40 viz. carding machine, turning lath, linen wheel, wooden wheel, quilt wheel, 
cash $38.50, silver watch, cooper's tools, blacksmith's tools, pepper mill, coffee 
mill, white horse, 2 cows, i heifer, chaise, writing desk, 2^ stacks rye, 4 stacks 
clover, clover in barn, $100. It is evident that he left home against the will of 
his parents, or certainly not with their approval, for he says he will not enlist 
again when his time is up. He was then 18 yrs. old, and the letters are very 
pathetic, showing the lack of almost everything among the troops, especially am- 
munition. I have also another letter of his written five years later, when he was 
very active in religious matters, probably had become a member of the Society of 
Friends, which he certainly was later on. In later life he was always called Judge 
Fiske; twenty years Judge of Probate and later Judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas, and the high estimation in which he was held by his neighbors. "My father 
once took me to the graves of his father and mother, when I was a lad of about 
ten years, and I well remember with what great respect he spoke of his father and 

He d. June 17, 1824; res. Johnston, R. I. 

SAMUEL, b. Apr. 4, 1797; m. Sally S. Kent. 

ISAAC, b. Mar. 15, 1791; m. Anna Robinson. 

JOSEPH, b. Oct. 29, 17S5; m. Roby Baker, Mary Robbins, 

Maria Goddard and Maria Hall. 
BENJAMIN, b. Dec. 3, 1794; m. Polly Van Dec-JVCarke. 
ARNOLD, b. Feb. 28, 1777; m. Mary A. Bunker. 
ISRAEL, b. Apr. 4, 1782; m. Harriett Sheldon. ' She d. in Prov., 

R. I., he d. s. p. in New Orleans, La., in 1820. 
EDMOND, b. Apr. 16, 1787; m. Abby Brown. 
MARIETTA, b. Mar. 12, 1789; m. Apr. 23, 1809, Dr. Peleg Clark; 
res. Coventry, R. I. He was b. Aug. 5, 1784; d. Jan. i, 1875, 
at East Providence; was a physician. She d. Apr. 14, 1867. 
Ch. : Lydia Fenner, b. July 16, 1810; m. Nov. 2, 1835; d. Feb. 
27, 1883. John Lewis, b. Nov. 30, 1812; m. June 11, 1840; d. 
Oct 25, 1880. Erasmus Darwin, b. Sept. 8, 1815; m. Jan. 5, 
1837; res. No. Scituate, R. I. Eunice Browning, b. Jan. 24, 

1817; m. ; d. May 9, 1861. Isaac Weeden, b. Feb. 3, 

1819; m. Nov. 10, 1840; d. May 14, 1884. Alfred Sheldon, b. 
Mar. I, 1821; m. June 5, 1842; d. Apr. 9, 1894. Horace, b. June 
II, 1823; m. Sept. 29, 1852, Elizabeth Jane Wilbur, b. May 30, 
1832; he is a real estate agent, res. Olneyville, R. I.; ch.: 
Walter Luther Clarke, b. Jan. 31, 1856: m. Mattie B. Alden, 
Nov., 1880; P. O., Providence, R. I.; Horace Eugene Clarke,^ 
b. Sept. 30, 1868; m. Lila E. Spencer, Sept. 30, 1891; P. O. 
Providence, R. I.; Jennie Lawton Clarke, b. Sept. 30, 1868; 
unm.; P. O., Olneyville, R. I. Peleg, Jr., b. Feb. 11, 1826; 
m. July 16, 1868; d. May 6, 1889. Henry Bradford, b. Oct. 
18, 1827; m. Sept. 10, 1857; d. Mar. 6, 1888. George Augustus, 
b. July 22, 1830; unm.; d. Nov. 25, 1866. 




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105 1. ix. FREELOVE, b. Apr. 2, 1784; m. Jacob Knight; res. Johnston, 

R. I. She had 11 ch., among them were: Israel; Arnold; 
Phebe, m. Reynolds; res. Olneyville, R. I. 

1052. X. DANIEL, b. June 24, 1779; m. Polly Horton. 

1053. xi. BETSEY, b. Dec. 28, 1800; m. Darius P. Lawton. They had 

three ch., and all d. in infancy; res. Seekonk, ^lass. 

1054. xii. BARBARA, b. Nov. 19, 1780; d. unm. 

1055. xiii. MARCY, b. Oct. 31, 1792, died. 

636. JOHN FISK (John, John, John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Walthani, Mass., June 10, 1716; m. at 
Worcester, Mass., June i, 1748, Azubah Moore. 
He d. about 1797; res. Worcester, Mass 

JOHN, b. Aug. 16, 1749; m. Irene Buck. 

MAR\, b. Dec. 22, 1751-2; m. Fisk: had son William 

(see) and second, Shattuck; res. Worcester; had five 

ch. by second wife. 
SAMUEL, b. Sept. 2, i753. d. young. 
JAMES, b. Aug. 10, 1755; d. young. 
JAMES, b. Aug. 17, 1757; m. Azubah Moore. 

SAMUEL, b. June 29, 1759; m. Olive and Priscilla . 

ELIZABETH, b. Aug. 20, 1761; m. Sept. 26, 1779, Daniel Chad- 
dick, of Worcester. 

1063. viii. SARAH, b. Apr. 10, 1764. 

1064. ix. AZUBA, b. June 13, 1768; m. Aug. 12, 1787, James Goulding, of 

Worcester. (According to the Worcester Probate Records on 
Apr. 14, 1786, her brother James was appointed her guardian. 
She was the minor dau. of John Fisk, of Worcester.) 

638. JONATHAN FISKE (John, John, John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Will- 
iam, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Waltham, Mass., June 27, 1729; 

m. AbigaiU . She d. in Wendall Oct. 8, 1792. 

June 23, 1723, a precinct was erected, extending three miles into Worcester, 
three into Oxford, three into Leicester, and one mile and a half into Sutton, 
measured from the place designated for the new meeting house, along the roads 
then traveled. This district, which was denominated the South Parish of Wor- 
cester, was incorporated April 10, 1778, as the town of Ward, receiving its name 
from Artemus Ward, Esq., a brave general of the Revolution, member of the 
council of the Provincial Congress, judge of the County Courts, and representative 
in Congress. About thirty families were thus separated from Worcester. The 
boundaries of the parish and new town were nearly, though not precisely, coinci- 
dent. The act provided that certain individuals included by the latter, but not 
within the limits of the former, might retain their relations to the towns of their 
original settlement, until it was their pleasure to express in writing, intention to 
unite with the new corporation. Ten persons by this exception were permitted to 
continue their former connections, and among this number was Jonathan Fiske. 

He d. in Worcester and was buried there Jan. 8, 1781; res. Worcester and 
Ward, Mass. 

JONATHAN, b. Nov. 7, 1762. 

EBENEZER, b. Mar. 17, 1765. 

JONAS, b. Sept. 27, 1767; m. Matilda Leach. 

SALLY, b. July 15, I770. 

DANIEL, b. June 26, 1772; m. Dorcas Saunders. 

MARY, b. July 30, 1775- 
BETSEY, b. Aug. 17, 1777. 

639^^. DANIEL FISK (John, John, John. Nathaniel, William, Robert, Si- 
mon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Waltham, Mass., about 1730; m. Sarah Ken- 
dall of Lexington, b. 1743; d. in Wendall Jan. 16, 1788. Daniel was born in Wal- 
tham, married his wife there, and at least four of his children were born there. He 
probably moved to Wendall not far from 1772-75. There is no record of his join- 
ing the church there, but he probably did. The pastor of the Congregational 
Church there. Rev. J. C. Wightman, under date of July 3, 1896, sends the follow- 
ing: "I find no record of Mr. Fisk or his wife joining the church, but I find the 













following: October 2nd, 1785, baptized four children of Daniel Fisk and wife, their 
names Abijah, Amos, Moses & Lydia. 

"January i6th, 1788, Buried Sarah wife of Daniel Fisk in the 45th year of her 

"November 30th, 1799. Daniel Fisk aged 69 he died Thanksgiving Day the 
28th; going to public worship he was seized with a pain in his stomach, he had 
strength to return, and leave his body in his own house. 

"I think, however, this which has been recorded leaves no doubt but that he 
was a member of the church, as it has not been customary to baptize children of 
those outside the church. Neither would there be any likelihood of the records 
of his wife's death, nor of his own." 

In 1790, Daniel Fisk of Wendell conveyed land in Wendell. In 1792, Daniel 
Fisk of New Salem had land in Wendell conveyed to him. In 1793, Daniel Fisk 
of Deerfield conveyed land in Deerfield. In 1794, Daniel Fisk 3d of Wendell had 
land in Wendell conveyed to him. In 1798, Daniel of Wendell conveyed land in 

These are the earliest records on the Franklin County Registry of Deeds. 
Still earlier records of that county are in Springfield, where, pe-haps, might find 
something more of Daniel Fisk. He d. Nov. 30, 1799, in Wendall; res. Wendall, 

1071. i. ZEDEKIAH, b. July 23, 1763; m. Lucy Sweetser. 

1072. ii. ABIJAH, b. 1766. He m. and had several ch. One son was 

Sullivan, who has a son S. L. ; res. at 800 Crescent St., Brock- 
ion. Mass. 

1073. iii. DANIEL, b. Oct. i, 1768; m. Sally Partridge and Mrs. Lucy F. 


1074. i'^'- AMOS, b. May 26, 1780; m. Mary Hubbard. 

1075. V. LYDIA, b. Dec, 1779; m. in Wendall, Mass., Abijah Wheeler; 

res. Templeton, Mass. She d. Mar. 9, 1853. He d. Feb., 1863; 
was a farmer. They had several children and all are dead 
except one son in Templeton and one in Portland, Me., and 
Abigail R., b. July 19, 1819; m Sept. 18, 1838, Josiah B. Good- 
now, b. 1819; res. Templeton, Mass. Ch. b. in Templeton: 
June P. Goodnow, b. Aug. i. 1839, d. Aug. 17, 18S9. Ellen M. 
Goodnow, b. May 20, 1841, Templeton. David W. Goodnow, 
b. Apr. 23, 1843; d. Jan. 20, 1850. Henry O. Goodnow, b. Mar. 
9, 1890; d. Oct. 16, 1891. Charles A. Goodnow, b. Templeton, 
Dec. 22, 1853. Ellen M. Goodnow, m. John McGuile, of Nor- 
wich; her postoffice address West Gardner, Mass. Charles A. 
Goodnow, railroad man, Chicago, 111. 

1076. vi. LUCY, b. ; m. Benjamin Southwick, and 2d, Kel- 

logg; res. Sangerfield, N. Y.. in 1816. Abijah Southwick, d. 
in 1864, in Ashtabula, O.; Benjamin Southwick, resided in 
Waterville, N. Y. ; Warren Kellogg; Daniel Kellogg, m. and 
had ch. A descendant of this family is Mrs. Senator Plumb 
of Atchison, Kan. 

1077. vii. BEULAH, b. Mar. 4, 1770; m. Nathan Sweetser, b. Mar. 2, 1768. 

She d. s. p. and he m. 2d, Sept. i, 1800, Lydia Johnson, of Ac- 
ton, by whom he had ten children. He was a farmer and re- 
sided in Wendall, where he d. Mar. 8, 1842. 

I077^.viii. SALLY, b. Mar. 30, 1766. 

1077;^. ix. LOIS, b. Jan. 16, 1772; m. and had 12 ch. ; res. in Vermont. 

I07754-X. MOSES, bap. Oct. 2, 1785; prob. d. young, prob. 1800, in New 

643. DAVID FISKE (David, John, John. Nathaniel, Nathaniel, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Windham, Conn., Dec. 17, 1726; m. 
there Mar. 26, 1747, Sarah Farnam. With his son, David, Jr., he served in the 
company from Windham, Conn., in the Rev. War (see Conn. Rev. reports). Res. 
Hampton, Windham Co., Conn. 

1078. i. AMAZIAH, b. Oct. 6, 1747; m. and Priscilla 

1079. ii- SARAH, b. Apr. 13, 1749; d. unm. Feb. 4, 1796. 

1080. iii. DAVID, b. Aug. 12, 1754; d. July 24. 1775, ni the Revolutionary 



















army. He was in the company from Windham (see Conn. 
Rev. reports). 

1081. iv. LUCY, b. Apr. 27, 1760. 

1082. V. HANNAH, b. July 29, 1765. 

645. JONATHAN FISKE (David, John, John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Will- 
iam, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Windham, Conn., July 4, 1731; 
m. there Aug. 5, 1750, Elizabeth Scott; d. there Feb. 15, 1761; m. 2d there Mar. 18^ 
1762, Sarah Leach. Res. Windham, Conn. 

JONATHAN, b. Dec. 13, i7So; d. Oct., 1754. 
DAVID, b. May 29, 1752; d. Nov., 1754. 
JONATHAN, b. Aug. 15, 1755; m. Mehitable Smith. 
MARY, b. Feb. 17, 1758; d. July 29, 1760. 
ELIZABETH, b. Jan. 22, 1761. 

JOHN, b. Jan. 22, 1761. He was a celebrated singer, and died 
about 1810, leaving a son Nathan, who went to Vermont in 
MARGERY, b. Oct. g, 1763. 
viii. DAVID, b. June 9, 1770. 
NATHAN, b. Oct. 7, 1772. 

646. CAPT. ASA FISK (David, John, John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Windham, Conn., May 26, 1733; m. 
there Mar. 19, 1755, Elisabeth Knight of Norwich, Conn., dau. of Joseph and Eliz- 
abeth (Tracy) Knight. She d. Mar. 6, 1818. Capt. Asa Fisk emigrated to Wales 
from Hampton, Conn., thereafter abode and died there; when first he came or soon 
after he acquired the ownership of the premises constituting and connecting with 
the "Oliver Wales Tavern Stand." There he dwelt, and for some time kept an 
inn or house of public entertainment. Subsequently he disposed of that estate 
and purchased a large tract of land in the southern part of the town, upon which 
he established and through after life maintained his family home. That tract was 
upon the elevated ground or high land situated a little distance off the direct 
road to Stafford in our approachment of Stafford line. That elevation received 
from him the significant name of Fisk Hill. His old premises, or rather the cen- 
tral and main part thereof, are now owned by Moses Davis, and dwelt upon by 
him, and derive from him their modern name of Davis Place. He possessed 
much strength and penetration of mind, solidity of judgment and inflexibleness 
of purpose mixed up with some of the spirit of domination and arbitrariness. As 
an agriculturist he was judicious, skillful, thoroughgoing. As a townsman, he was 
prominent, conspicuous, influential. As a military officer, he was manly and 
commanding in his mien, well informed in tactics, resolute and efficient in dis- 
cipline. One occurrence in his life opened a doorway through which to question 
his patriotism: In the time of "Shay's war" he took sides with the party opposed 
to the government and was appointed a captaincy in the opposing and rebellmg 
forces, but as he had enough of that "better part of valor," discretion, to restrain 
him from the commission of any overt act of rebellion, he finally got out of the 
scrape without being overwhelmed or greatly damaged thereby. All things con- 
sidered, Capt. Fisk must be set down as a very good man for this town. Let us 
not be found undervaluing his virtue, says the Wales historian: "Elizabeth, 
Fidelity is compelling us to say her virtues were many and must be unforgot." 
Another correspondent says: He kept a country store on the hill where he 
lived, and that he owned in his farm 400 acres, and that Shay's war cost him 
considerable property. Also that he sent two sons, aged 14 and 16, to the Revolu- 
tionary war. My grandfather Elisha was one. Both were drummers. The com- 
pany that they were in arrived at Cornwallis surrender one hour after the sur- 
render. He was lieutenant in the company of minute men \yhich marched to the 
Lexington alarm, and was afterward and for some time captain in the Continental 
army. His gravestone is as follows: 


Asa Fisk 


9 Feby 1812 AE 



Close by is a stone which reads thus: 

Mrs. Elizabeth 

Relict of 

Capt Asa Fisk 


3 Nov 1818 AE 86 

He d. Feb. 9, 1812; res. Windham, Conn., Wales, Mass. 

1092. i. STEPHEN, b. Apr. 28, 1763; m. Sarah Parker. 

1093. ii. ELISABETH, b. Jan. 20, 1765; m. Nov. 20, 1784, Elisha Davis. 

Ch.: Philip, b. Nov. 8, 1784; Elisha, b. Aug. 8, 1786; Alfred, 
b. Jan. 13, 1789; Sally, b. Aug. 8, 1791; Porter, b. Aug. 2, 1794. 
Elisha Davis came from Mansfield, Conn., in 1783, and re- 
turned to Connecticut in 1796. 

1094. iii. EUNICE, b. Oct. 24, 1768; m. May 30, 1787, Jonathan Need- 

ham; res. Wales, Mass. He died about the year 1813, aged 
49 She died about the year 1797, aged 29. Ch.: Raysal, b. 

Aug. 8, 1787; Sally, b. Mar. 29, 1789; Asa, b. , 1791: d. 

1871; Jonathan, b. June, 1793; Chester, b. , 1795. 

1095. i\-. OLIVE, b. June 5, 1770; m. Apr. 11, 1791, Samuel Fisk, and res. 

in Holland, Mass. 

1096. V. ASA, b. Feb. 26, 1772; m. Amanda Coolej^ Sally Colburn and 

A'lary Jane Davidson. 

1097. vi. SALLY, b. July 26, 1774; m. and res. N. Y. state. 

1098. vii. LUCY, b. Mar. 24, 1776. 

1099. viii. PERSY, b. Mar. 6, 1778. Res. Wales, Mass. Ch.: William, b. 

June 24, 1804; Austin, b. Feb. 14, 1806; m. there Sylvanus Bol- 
ton, from Taunton, Mass. Rhodolphus, b. Dec. 28, 1808; 
Washington, b. Mar. 9, 1810; Sylvanus, b. Apr. 28, 181 1. 
They rev. to Vermont. 

1 100. i.x. HEZEKIAH, b. June 2, 1756; m. Eleanor Cooley. 

itoi. X. ELISHA, b. 1762; m. Zurvish Parker and Hannah Wheeler. 

1102. xi. ASA, b. Windham, Conn., Dec. 21, 1757; d. before 1772. 

1 103. xii. HANNAH, b. Windham, Apr. 17, 1759; m. Sept. 3, 1777, Joseph 

Hunger; res. Wales, Mass. Had ch.: Asa, Loving, Roysal, 
and rev. to Vermont. 

651. JOHN FISKE (Thomas, William, John, Nathaniel, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wat. Apr. 24, 1728; m. Jan. 18, 1753, Eliz- 
abeth Harrington, b. Jan. 10, 1731, dau. of Jonas. He was a blacksmith in Wal- 
tham. He was in the expedition, against Lake George, in 1758, in Capt. Jonathan 
Brown's company. Res. Watertown, Mass. 

1 104. i. THOMAS, b. Aor. 11, 1758. 

1 105. ii. ELIZABETH, b. July 18, 1760. 

1 106. iii. ABIGAIL, b. May 12, 1763; m. Jan. 8, 1784, Joel Harrington, 

b. Oct. 31, 1754; d. Mar. 28, 1805; res. Wat. Ch. : Abigail, b. 
Dec. 19, 1784; d. Dec. 27, 1784. Joel, b. Dec. 19, 1784; d. Dec. 
29, 1784. Joel, b. May 2, 1786; m. Jerusha Perry; res Weston. 

1 107. iv. ANNA, b. May 25, 1765. 

652. ABIJAH FISKE (Thomas, William, John, Nathaniel, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon. William, Symond), b. Wat. Mar. 12, 1729: m. May 24, 1753, Eliza- 
beth Upham; b. Jan. 15. 1724. She m. :i6, Feb. 23, 1775, Col. John Trowbridge, of 
Fram. He left a will dated May 16, 1774, and it was proved July 12, following. 
At the time of his death he was an innholder in Waltham. 

(Midd. Prob. records, v. 55, 380.) May 16, 1774, for Abijah Fiske, Waltham. 
In holder. Will. To wife Elizabeth, incpr of whole estate till Son Abijah 21 — 
to sons Amos & Abijah, all remainder of estate — to 3 drs. Mary, Elizabeth, Ase- 
neth. Wife Elizabeth, Ex'x. 

He d. 1774; res. Watertown and Waltham, Mass. 

1108. i. AMOS, b. Apr. 25, 1754; m. May 29, 1777, Mary Whitney, of 

Weston, b. Dec. 11, 1744, dau. of William. He was in the 
Rev. war and rev. to Ohio. 

1 109. ii. ABIJAH, b. Nov. i, 1755; m. Alice Adams. 
HID. iii. ELIAS, b. Feb. 3, 1757; d. July, 1757. 


nil. iv. MARY, b. Sept. g, 1759; d. 1760. 

1 1 12. V. MARY, b. Oct. 10, 1761; m. Zaccheus Weston, and d. 1809, leav- 

ing issue. 

1 1 13. vi. ELIZABETH, b. Apr. 3, 1763; m. 1783, ]\Iajor Josiah Stone, Jr., 

of Fram., and had 11 ch. (See Barry's Hist, of Pram. [400] ) ; 
b. Feb. 22, 1762; res. Fram.; ch.: Wm. Fiske, b. Apr. 10, 1784; 
m. Harriet Brigham, an i\L D., was Reg. of Deeds of Mid. 
Co.; res. Camb. Luther, b. May 6, 1786; m. Mary Eaton. 

Nancy, b. . Abijah, b. ; m. Martha Buckminster; 

res. Westboro. Aseneth, b. 1790; d. May 30, 1842. Mary, b. 

; m. Jabez G. Fisher, of West. Micah, b. ; res. 

Fram.; at his death was Pres. of Fram. bank. Eliza P., m. 
Jos. Lothrop; d. 1844. Josiah, m. Sophia Brigham, of Way- 
land. He m. 2d, Nancy Stone. He was selectman in 1801 
for 3 years. 

1114. vii. ASANATH, b. Sept. 2, 1766; m. Nov. 18, 1794, Nathan Eaton, 

of Fiam.; bap. Aug. 23, I/67; d. Apr. 26, 1812. 

653. DAVID FISKE (Thomas, William, John, Nathaniel, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Lex. Oct. 8, 1731; m. Apr. 16, 1761, Eliza- 
beth Mansfield, b. June 20, 1743; d. ; m. 2d, at Lincoln, Oct. 31, 1765, Re- 

be,cca Garfield, of Lincoln; b. Sept. 23, 1745. He d. in 1800; res. Woburn and 
Lincoln, Mass. 

1115. i. REBECCA, b. Oct. 26, 1766; m. Mar. 18, 1798, Caleb Cutler. 

1116. ii. DAVID, b. Apr. 2, 1768; d. Oct. 22, 1780. 

1 1 17. iii. ELIJAH, b. Mar. 24, 1770; m. Anna Harrington and Bathsheba 


1118. iv. ABRAHAM, b. Apr. 4, 1773; m. Grace Hagar. 

1119. V. THOMAS, b. Feb. i, 1776; d. Aug. 6, 1778. 

1120. vi. HANNAH, b. Nov. 7, 1777; m. Nov. 21, 1797, town records say 

Sept. 13, 1799, Daniel Wheeler, of Concord. 

1121. vii. LUCY, b. Dec. 3, 1779; m. Oct. 14, 1802, Jesse Wheeler, of 


1122. viii. SUKEY. b. Jan. 27. 1782: d. Nov. 7, 1803. 

1123. ix. DAVID, b. ,May 4. 1784; d. July 26, 1806. 

655. JONATHAN FISKE (Thomas, William. Jnim. Nathaniel, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Lex. May 14, 1735; m. Jung 7, 1763, 
Abigail Lawrence, b. Dec. 6, 1744, d. Oct. 21, 1803. He was a Middlesex County 
farmer. He d. in Waltham. The inventory of his estate was taken May 28, 1787, 
and Apr. 5, 1794, his estate was divided, widow Abigail received her dower: To 
Phinehas, eldest son, double share; the other children mentioned are Jacob, 
Thomas, Susanna, Abigail and Avis. He d. Mar. 30, 1787; res. Watertown. Mass. 
PHINEHAS, b. Dec. 27, 1765; m. Abigail Stearns. 
JONATHAN, b. Dec. 14, 1767: m. Mary E. Baker. 
JACOB, b. Jan. 13, 1770; m. Sarah Flagg. 

SUSANNA, b. Jan. 30, 1774; m. Feb. 2, 1792, Amos Bemis. b. 
Oct. 6, 1760: res. Lincoln. She d. Nov. 12, 1827. Ch. : Maria, 
b. July II, 1792; m. William Hoar; his name was changed to 
William H. Pierce; res. Phil. Jonathan, b. June 30, 1794; d. 
unm. Susanna, b. July 11, 1796; m. Major E. Flint. Eliza, 
b. — — ; m. Oliver Hastings. Amos, b. Nov. i, 1801; m. 
Lucy Wheeler. Caroline, b. June 6, d. July, 1804. Charlotte, 
b. June 6, 1804; m. Abel Wheeler; res. Lincoln. George, b. 

; m. Martha Field. Ellen, b. ;• m. John Prentiss, 

of Phil. 

1128. V. ABIGAIL, b. Feb. 11, 1776: d. Oct., 1842.. 

1129. vi. AVIS, b. Apr. 6, 1778; m. May 3. 1798, William Wellington, son 
of William and Mary (Whitney), b. Dec. 11, 1769; res. Wal- 
tham and Lex. Ch.: Mary, b. Feb. 11. 1799; m. Aaron Hol- 
brook. Jonathan Fiske, b. Jan. 5, 1801: m. Abigail Cope. Ada- 
line, b. ^lar. 8, 1803; m. Nathaniel W. Stearns. He was b. 
Dec. 3, 1795; m. Dec. 13, 1827, and d. in Waltham July 9, 1849; 
a dealer in West India goods. His wife d. Jan. 2, 1890: ch. : 

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Watson, b. Sept. 13. 1828; m. May 20, 1851. Charles Shepard, 
b. April, 1832: d. Jan. 9. 1849. Adeline Wellington, b. June 
II, 1834; m. Jan. 4. i860, Frank E. Stanley, b. Dec. 7, 1832; res. 
Waltham; is a provision dealer; ch. : i, Nora Franklin, b. July 
17, 1861; m. Mar. 8, 1884. 2, Bernard Watson, b. May 3, 1865; 
m. Sept., 1889. 3, Nora Franklin Smiley, Waltham, Mass. 4, 
Bernard Watson Stanley, Waltham, Mass. 5, Henry, b. Apr., 
1837; d. Nov. 16, 1851. 6, Mary Crehove, b. May 17, 1840; unm.; 
P. O. address Waltham, Mass. Abigail, b. July 15, 1805; d. 
Oct. 15, 1806; Abigail, b. Feb. 11, 1806; m. Nov. 25, 1827, Na- 
thaniel Pierce. William, b. Mar. 29, 1808; m. Rebecca Ames. 

1 130. vii. MARY, b. May 18, 1780. 

1131. viii. THOMAS, b. Apr. 13, 1785; m. . 

669. SAMUEL FiSKE (Samuel, William, John, Nathaniel, William, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wat. Nov. 2, 1741; m. Oct. 29, 1761, 
Abigail White, bap. Aug. 20, 1738. He was a farmer; res. Waltham, Mass. 

ABIGAIL, b. Feb. 9, 1762; m. Jan. 8, 1784, Joel Harrington. 

ANNA, b. Apr. 11, 1764; m. June 7, 1783, Peter Edes, of Waltham. 

ELIJAH, b. Sept. 26, 1765; m. Lydia Livermore. 

JONATHAN, b. Dec. 14, 1767; d. in infancy. 

JONAS, b. Apr. 12, 1768; m. Ruth Pierce and Abigail Pierce. 

SAMUEL, b. Sept. 24, 1769; m. Hannah Babcock. 

WILLIAM, b. Dec. 20, 1770; m. Eunice White. 

FRANCIS, b. Aug. 24, 1772; m. Sarah Livermore. 

ROBERT, b. Mar. 15, 1774; d. June 30. i774- 

ROBERT, b. June 9, 1775; m. Nancy Stratton. 

POLLY, b. June 20, 1777; m. Sept. 13, 1798, Edward Child, b. 
Jan. 12. 1772; res. Weston. 

1143. xii. NATHAN, b. Dec. 6, 1779; m. Anna L,. Mason. 

672. HON. WILLIAM FISKE (Samuel, William, John, Nathaniel, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon. William, Symond), b. Wat. Dec. 28. I753; "i- Nov., 1776, 
Hannah Cook, b. Apr. 30, 1751. dau. of Samuel; m. 2d, Ruth Smith. He was b. in 
Watertown, was graduated at Harvard College in 1772; was for years Justice of 
the Peace at Waltham. 

Wm. Fiske of Waltham was a mem Mass His Society "Was the son of Samuel 
.Fiske, a worthy farmer of Waltham" — Supposed b. at Waltham in Dec 1753 
studied with Rev Mr Woodward of Weston, ''Who was at the time much es- 
teemed, not only for his professional, but for his classical learning." Mr. F. gr 
at H. C. in 1772. Was Lawyer in Waltham. &c. (See Biographical notice vol 9, 
p 206 1st series IMass His Society's Coll.). 

He d. Aug. 13. 1803; res. Waltham. Mass. 

1144. i. WILLIAM, b. Mar. 13, 1777. 

1 145. ii. RUTH, b. Apr. 15, 1783; m. May 3, 1801, Abner Wellington, bap. 

Sept. 7, 1777, son of Samuel, of Waltham and Wat. He d. 
Apr. 24, 1804, and his wid. m. 2d, Oct. 13, 1805. Elisha Whitney 
Dana, of Wat. Ch.: Abigail, b. Apr. 10, 1802; m. Isaac Rob- 
bins. Esq. Ruth, b. Nov. 14, 1803. 

CHARLES, b. July 15, 1785; gr. H. C. 1805; d. 1847. 

CYRUS, b. Apr. 5, 1787. 

JAMES, b. June 14, 1789. 

JOHN. b. Sept. 7. 1791- 

EDWIN, b. Feb. 5. i794- 

BENJ. FRANKLIN, b. Aug. 17, 1796. 

CAROLINE, b. Aug. 11, 1799. 

675. NATHAN FISK (Nathan, Nathan, Nathan, Nathaniel, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon. William. Symond), b. Wat. Feb. 25, 1701; m. Dec. 9, 1730, Anne 
Warren, b. Feb., 171 1. dau. of Dea. John of Weston, d.- Oct. i. 1736; m. 2d, Feb. 21, 
1738, Mary Fiske, bap. June 30, 1712, dau. of Dea. Jonathan Fiske of Lex. and Sud- 
bury (see). After the death of her husband she was killed by a fall from a horse 
on a visit to Sudbury on horseback. His will is dated Oct. 13, 1765. In the Name 
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Hundred & Sixty five in the Sixth (&c year of the Reign of George the third king 
of Great Britain I Nathan Fisk of Weston in the County of Middlesex in the 
province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England yeoman. 

Being advanced in age, but of perfect mind, and having my memory, thanks 
be to God, therefore, calling to inind the mortality of my Body, & knowing that 
'tis appointed for all men once to Dy, do ordain and make this my last Will & 
Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my 
soul into the Hands of God that gave it, and my body, to the Earth, to be buried 
in a Christian decent manner, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I 
shall receive, the same again by the mighty power of God: And as touching the 
world-things-or Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life; I give 
demise & dispose of the same in the following manner and form. 

Imprimis I give & Bequeath to Mary my Beloved Wife, & to Her Heirs for- 
ever, all my indoor or House-hold Stuff (excepting Cash, Bonds & notes for 
money, my wearing apparrel Library one bed & bedding & my clock) and also I 
give to my s'd wife the improvement of one half of my Real Estate during the 
time she shall remain my widow, and if she shall see cause to marry, she shall 
Quit, all her right in my Real Estate, and also I Give to my s'd wife the use of my 
clock during her natural life, she keeping it in good repair. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto Nathan Fisk my Eldest and Beloved son 
twenty pounds, L. money to be paid to him in one year after my decease by my 
Executors hereafter named. 

Item. I give & bequeath to Jonathan Fisk my beloved son and to his heirs and 
assigns forever, the one half of my Real Estate, land, and buildings wherever it is 
to be found, and when it is divided he shall have the first choice, he making no 
charge for labour or building, he paying out what is hereafter mentioned. 

Item. I give and bequeath to Ezra Fisk my Beloved son and to his Heirs 
one Hundred & Sixty pounds L. money, to be paid to him in two years after my 
decease by my Executors hereafter named. I also give my s'd son Ezra one bed 
& bedding, & liberty to dwell in my house so longe as he lives Single. 

Item. I give & bequeath unto my beloved son Samuel Fisk, the other half 
of my Real Estate where ever it is to be found, he making no charge for buildings 
or labour done on my Real Estate he paying out what is hereafter mentioned. 

Item. I give & bequeath unto Anna Bigelow my beloved daughter, ten pounds 
L. money, & to her heirs, to be paid to her, within Three years after my decease, 
by my Executors hereafter named. 

Item. I give and bequeath to Mary Fisk, my beloved daughter, and to her 
heirs fifty pounds L. money if she arives to the age of twenty one years, or on 
her marriage day, to be paid to her, by my Executors hereafter named. 

Item. I also give and bequeath to my afore's'd wife, and to all my children, 
my library. I do also give & bequeath to my four sons before named, my wearing 

Item. I also give and bequeath to my two sons Jonathan & Samuel before 
named all my cash, bonds and notes for money, and all my personal estate or 
Stock, all my husbandry tools & utencils, and whatsoever is not heretofore given, 
and bequeathed, they namely, my two sons Jonathan and Samuel, paying out all 
the before mentioned legacies, and all my lawful debts & funeral charges. 

Item. I also give and bequeath to my son Jonathan Fisk my clock, to be his 
after my wife deceases. I also constitute make & ordain my two sons Jonathan 
& Samuel Fisk to be the Sole Executors of this my last will and Testament, and I 
do hereby ratify and confirm this and no other to be my last will & Testament. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year 
above written. Nathan Fisk & Seal. 

Signed Sealed pronounced and 
Declared by the said Nathan Fisk to 
be his last will and Testament in 

the presence of 

Braddyll Smith 
Tho's Russell 
Joseph Russell 
Simeon Smith. 

This will was proved June 27, 1769. 

He d. Jan. 4, 1769: res. Weston, Mass. 


1153. i. ANNE, b. Dec. 8, 1731; m. Oct. 24, 1751, Abraham Bigelow, b. 

1713, son of Lieut. Thomas of Walth. and Marlboro. He res. 
Weston. Ch. : By ist wife: i. Isaac, b. Nov. 30, 1736; d. Jan. 

I, 1748. 2. Joseph, b. Sept. 30, 1738; d. Dec. 20, 1748. 3. Abi- 
gail, b. Oct. I, 1740; d. Jan. 7, 1748. 4. Abraham, b. Feb. 26, 
1742; d. July, 1753. 5. Jesse, b. Mar., 1746; d. July, 1746. 6. 
Jesse, b. June 20, 1747; d. Jan. 12, 1748. 7. Isaac, b. May 2, 
1750; gr. Harvard College, 1769, a clergyman; d. May 2, 1777. 
By Anne: 8, Abigil, b. Aug. 10, 1752; m. Rev. Thomas Pren- 
tice of Medfield. 9. Anna, b. Nov. 4, 1754: m. Rev. Thomas 
Haven of Reading. 10, Abraham, b. June 13, 1758; d. young. 

II. Amos, b. Sept. 30, 1760; m. Lucy Savage. 12. Abraham, b. 
Sept. 18, 1762; gr. Harvard College, 1782; m. Hepzibah Jones; 
res. Canib. 13. John, b. Apr. 14, 1765; m. Lydia Spreig. 14. 
Samuel, b. Sept. 4, 1773. 

1 154. ii. NATHAN, b. Sept. 9, 1733; m. Sarah Hill, Mrs. Elizabeth 

(Breck) Treat and Mrs. Hannah (Wells) Reynolds. 

1155. iii. SARAH, b. Julv 26. 1736; d. Nov. 7. 1743 of dysentery, "a lovely 


1156. iv. JONATHAN, b. Dec. 15. 1739: m. Abigail Fiske. 

1157. V. EZRA, b. Dec. 25, 1740: d. unm. non. comp. mentis. 

1158. vi. SAMUEL, b. July 9, 1742: m. Mary Parkhurst and Abigail Mur- 


1159. vii. THADDEUS, b. Feb. 19, 1743: d. Jan. 20. 1748. scarlet fever. 

1160. viii. MARY, b. Apr. 22, 1747; d. Jan. 4. 1748. 

1161. ix. OLIVER, b. Sept. 14, 1748; d. young. 

1162. X. MARY. b. Jan. 21, 1750; m. May 15, 1770. Samuel Learned of 


1163. xi. HEPZIBAH, b. Aug. 10, 1754; m. Apr. 15, 1787, Abraham Jones, 

Jr., b. Feb. 12, 1762; res. Weston. 

676. DEA. JOSIAH FISKE (Nathan, Nathan, Nathan, Nathaniel, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wat. Oct. 10, 1704; m. Sarah Law- 
rence, b. June 20, 1708, dau. of John and Anne (Tarball), of Lex.; d. 1798. He was 
selectman 1749-50, assessor 1743-44-48. He was dismissed to the Groton church 
May 13, 1753, and settled in Pepperell, where the births of his children (b. in 
Waltham) are recorded. He was deacon of the Congregational church, leading 
man in the town, and resided in that part of Groton incorporated later as Pep- 
perell. For some years he was town clerk at Groton, and later the first town 
clerk of Pepperell for twenty years. His will is dated Sept. i, 1778, and proved 
Jan. 23, 1779. He d. Oct. 2.-/, 1778; res. Waltham, Groton and Pepperell, Mass. 

1164. i. DAVID, b. Jan. 28, 1727; d. Oct. 28, 1729. 

1165. ii. SARAH, b. Aug. 7, 1729; d. May 19, 1731. 

1166. iii. DAVID, b. Dec. 16, 1731; d. Feb. i, 1766. He was accidentally 

killed by an apple thrown from a church window- at an ordina- 
tion in Lunenburg, Mass. 

1167. iv. JOSIAH, b. Feb. 12, 1733; m. Sarah Colburn. 

1168. v. SARAH, b. Oct. 7, 1736; m. Apr. 14, 1756, Simon Gilson, and 

had 10 ch. 

1169. vi. AMOS, b. May 10, 1739; m. Mary Whitney. 

1170. vii. DANIEL, b. May 18, 1742; m. Elizabeth Varnum. 

1 171. viii. ANNA, b. Feb. 16. 1744; d. Feb. 12, 1745. 

1172. ix. ANN.A., b. Dec. 16, 1747; m. Mar. 3, 1768, Dr. Ephraim Law- 

rence, of Pepperell. She d. June 12, 1774, ae. 27. He was b. 
Mar. 31, 1735; d. 1812. Was a physician; res. Pepperell. Ch. : 
Ebenezer, b. Jan. 9, 1770; gr. Harvard College in 1795; a 
physician; res. Hampton, N. H. Anna, b. July 26, 1772; m. 
Isaac B. Farrar; res. New Ipswich, N. H. Ruth, b. Apr. 8, 
1777. Sarah, b. Apr. 18. 1779: d. Dec. 16, 1779. Dr. Law- 
rence m. 2d, and had 6 ch. 

1173. X. ABEL, b. May 28, 1752; m. Anna Spalding and Sarah Putnam. 

677. LIEUT. HENRY FISKE (Nathan. Nathan, Nathan, Nathaniel, Will- 
iam, Robert, Simon, Simon. William. Symond), b. Wat. Jan. 24, 1706; m. there 
Jan. 10, 1737, Mary Stone, b. Feb. 22. 1705. dau. of John. She d. June 2, 1805. 


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He was born in Watertown, where he resided for some time, finally moving to 
Medfield. With his brother Daniel he was one of the first proprietors of New 
Medfield, incorporated as Sturbridge and settled in that new town at an early- 
date. He was elected selectman at the first meeting, Sept. 18, 1738, after the in- 
corporation of the town; was often selectman, town clerk and treasurer. He 
was Lieut, in the colonial forces, member of the church, and a highly respected and 
esteemed citizen. His will is dated Dec. 13, 1789, and mentions grandchildren 
Mary Fay Durand and Sarah. 

He d. Mar. i, \'j(yy. res. New Medfield, now Sturbridge, Mass. 
1174. i. MARY, b. Jan. 29, 1738; m. John Fay, who was killed in battle 
at Bennington Aug. 16, 1777. She d. Aug. 31, 1777. 
DANIEL, b. Jan. 12, 1740; d. Jan. 12, 1740. 
HENRY, b. Nov. 13, 1740; d. Nov. 15, 1740. 

SUSAN, b. Sept. 19, 1741; m. July i, 1762, Stephen Fay, of Hard- 
wick. She d. Dec. 26, 1812. He was b. 1739: d. May 26, 1804. 
ARMILLA, b. Aug. 24, 1743; d. Sept. 13. 1754. 
HENRY, b. Aug. 16, 1745, m. Sarah Fiske. 

ANNA, b. June 11, 1747; m. Dec. 30, 1766. Silas Corbin, of 
Woodstock. She d. Nov. 15, 1844. 
viii. SAMUEL, b. T\Iar. 30, 1749; d. Sept. i<), i:7,=;4- 
THOAL\S, b. Mar. 2, I7=;t. d. Sept. 16, I754- 
RUTH. b. Feb. 17, 1754; d. Sept. 29, i754- 

SIMEON, b. Mar. 26, 1755; m. Mary Gould and Lydia Bugbee. 
BULAH, b. Apr. 26, 1757; m. Jan. 27, 1780, Solomon Jones, of 
Brimfield. She d. Feb. 28, 1848. He d. Apr. 10, 1812. 
xiii. DAVID, b. Dec. 19, 1759; m. Eleanor Jones, 
xiv. EUNICE, b. Nov. 21, 1761; m. Feb. 18, 1784, Joshua Woodbury, 
of Sutton, b. Feb. 10, 1760; d. Aug. 8, 1825. 

678. DEA. DANIEL FISKE (Nathan, Nathan, Nathan, Nathaniel, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wat. Aug. 19, 1709; m. in Weston, 
Mar. 31^ 1743, Deliverence Brown, b. Nov. 11, 1720, dau. of Dea. Benj.; d. July 
26, 1758; m. 2d, Feb. 19. 1760, Jemima Shaw, of Sturbridge. 

He was born in Watertown, and with his brother, Lieut. Henry, became an 
early resident and one of the first proprietors of Sturbridge; was elected deacon 
of the church and held many town offices, selectman, assessor, etc. His will is 
dated Mar. 14, 1778, and is on record in the Worcester Probate office (see Bar- 
bour Hist. Collections of Massachusetts). 

Henry and Daniel Fisk went from Watertown, Mass., to New Medfield, later 
called Sturbridge, Alass., and commenced a settlement on what is now called Fisk- 
hill, in the year 1731. While clearing m the timber one day they heard some one 
chopping on the other side of the Quinnebog river. They did not know of any 
white man being near them, so they went to the bank of the river and shouted 
until a man replied and came to the opposite bank and said his name was Hyde. 
Daniel Fisk proposed to make a bridge so they could cross over and become 
acquainted, so Fisk and Hyde felled a tree from each bank of the river and the tops 
locked together so thnt persons could cross, for a number of years, and was there- 
fore of great convenience to the people. When high water came this bridge would 
stir, or move down the river, therefore when they named the town they named it 
Sturbridge, after the above described bri.dge. Two joining towns are called North- 
bridge and Southbridge. The Fisks also named Fiskhill, Fiskdale and Fiskfac- 
tories, all of which they once owned and occupied. 

Daniel Fisk kept -i record of Remarkable Events, and in that book, among 
others, is found: Rcn-arcable Dark Day May 19th 1780 — Baptist Meeting House 
raised on Fiskhill, Sturbridge, Mass., June 3d, 1784— Terrible Huricane Aug. 
23d 1786— Shase's Insurection in Mass. 1787— Very Hard Frost May 17, 1774- 
Remarcable Total Eclips of the Sun June 16, 1806— A Terrible Tornado Sep'r 23, 
1815-^Cold Summer but little corn 1S16. 

He d. Mar. 15, 1778. of smallpox, which he contracted in Boston while serving 
as representative of his town. His wid. m. 2d, Dec. 17, 1799. Dea. Samuel Green, 
of Leicester, where she d. July 2. 1810. She was buried in S. near the grave o£ 
Dea. Daniel. Res. Sturbridge, Mass. 

1788. i. ANM-.. b. May 9, 1744: d. Aug. 11. T746. 


1189. ii. SARAH, b. Aug. 12, 1746; m. May. 5, 1774, her cousin, Dea. 

Henry Fiske, Jr. She d. Dec. 11, 1815. He d. Dec. 10, 1815. 
Both buried the same daJ^ 

1190. iii. DANJEL, b. May 12, 1748; m. Ehzabeth Morse. 

1191. iv. JOSHUA, b. Aug. 26, 1750; d. in the Rev. army in 1778. 

1 192. V. NATHAN, b. June 20. 1755; d. Aug. 25, 1756. 

1 193. vi. DELIVERENCE, b. July 31, 1757; m. 1778, Silas Marsh, of 

Sturbridge. She d. Dec. 19, 1842. 

1 194. vii. JEMIMA, b. Nov. 22, 1760; m. Feb. 6. 1783, Joshua Harding, Jr., 

of Sturlaridge. She d. Dec. 7, 1841. A son, Daniel Fiske, gr. 
Brown University in 1809, a lawyer; res. Union, Me. 

1195. viii. NATHAN, b. Apr. 4, 1762; m. Abigail Lyon. 

1196. ix. LYDIA, b. Apr. 4, 1762; m. Feb. 6, 1783, Oliver Plimpton, b. 

Sept. 7, 1758; d. Apr. 26, 1832, a corporal in Rev. war. She 
d. Dec. 20. 1851, the oldest person in S. Both received pen- 

1 197. X. SUSANNAH, b. Feb. 6, 1764: m. 1784 Capt. Samuel Newell, a 

soldier in the Rev. war. 8 ch., one Dolly, b. Dec. 25, 1788: m. 
Hon. William Earned Marcy. He was born Dec. 12. 1786, in 
Southbridge, Mass., and died in JBallston Spa., N. Y., July 4, 
1857. He was graduated at Brown in 1808, and studied law 
in Troy, N. Y. Was later admitted to the bar there and at 
once began the practice of his profession. In the war of 1812 
he served as First Lieutenant and achieved distinction by 
capturing the Canadian forces, being the first prisoners taken 
on land, and their flag was the first captured in the war. At 
the close of the war he had attained the rank of Captain, and 
returned to the practice of the law. He held minor political 
city offices, was at one time editor of the "Troy Budget." In 
1821 he was appointed Adj. Gen. of the State Militia by Gov. 
Van Buren. In 1823 he was comptroller of the State, and in 
1829 he was appointed one of the associate justices of the Su- 
preme Court of New York. One of the most important 
cases before him was the trial of the alleged murderers of 
William Morgan, of anti-masonic fame. He continued on the 
bench until 1831, when he was elected to the United States 
Senate. He resigned in 1833 to become Governor of the State 
of New York, which office he held for three terms, imtil 1839. 
In 1840 he was appointed bj' President Van Buren one of the 
commisssioners to decide upon the claims against the govern- 
ment of Mexico. Upon the election of James K. Polk as Pres- 
ident, he was appointed Secretary of War, which position he 
filled with great credit President Pierce selected him as Sec- 
retary of State. At the close of Pierce's administration he 
returned to private life, and four months afterward he was 
found dead one evening in his library with an open volume 
before him. Mr. Marcy had the reputation of being a shrewd 
politician and tactician, and probably has never been sur- 
passed in this respect by any one in New York except ^lartin 
Van Buren. He was regarded among his countrjMnen of all 
parties as a statesman of the highest order of administrative 
and diplomatic ability. 

1198. xi. HANNAH, b. Sept. 24. 1765: m. ]Mar. 27, 1789, Samuel Groves, 

of Monson, Mass. She d. Dec, 1836. 

1 199. xii. REBECCA, b. Mar. 20, 1768: m. May 10. 1795, John Streeter, and 

d. in Cambridge. N. Y. 

1200. xiii. AIIRIAM, b. Jan. 30, 1770: m. Salmon Hebard. 

1201. xiv. KEZIA. b. Oct. 25, 1771: m. Sept. 29. 1792, Gershom Plimpton, 

Esq.. b. Feb. 18. 17G8; d. Apr. 20, 1823. She d. Oct. 8, 1808, 
leaving 5 sons and 2 daus. Their eldest son was Moses, b. Oct. 
17- 1795: res. Boston. Ho d. Sept. 19, 1854, from injuries re- 
ceived by being run over by horses attached to an omnibus. 
He had =everal children. From 1816 to 1844 he was one of the 


























leading men in Southbridge and largely interested in the wel- 
fare of the town. 

1202. XV. SAMUEL, b. Dec. 30, 1773; m. Sally Lyon. 

1203. xvi. LOIS, b. Feb. 8, 1776; m. July 29, 1795, Col. Asa Bacon, of 

Charleston. She d. Oct. 21, 1797, s. p. 

679. HON. SAMUEL FISKE (Nathan, Nathan, Nathan, Nathaniel, Wil- 
liam, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wat. Feb. 16, 171 1; m. Mar. 
21, 1744, Lydia Bond, b. May 21, 1718, dau. of Thomas. He was representative 
1774-76 and justice of the peace for years; selectman 1751-3-4-5-6-7-8-71-2. Thomas 
Farrington and Samuel Jones, of Boston, were admr. of his estate. He d. Apr, 
20, 1792; res. Watertown, Mass. 

1204. i. LYDIA, b. June 21, 1747; d. 1769. 
SARAH, b. Oct. 20, 1750. 
ELIZABETH, b. July 15, 1753. 
MARY, b. Mar. 15, 1755. 
LUCY, b. June 30, 1758; d. Aug., 1758. 
SAMUEL, b. Oct. 19, 1762; d. 1764. 
LUCRETIA, b. Sept. 15, 1764. 

682. WILLIAM FISK (William, Nathan, Nathan, Nathaniel, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. in Watertown, Mass., Apr. 20, 
1709; m. Willington, Conn., Jan. 23, 1729, Mary Blancher, d. abt. Jan., 1744; 
m. 2d, Mar. 6, 1744, Eunice Whitney. He d. in Conn.; res. Willington, Conn. 

WILLIAM, b. Apr. 26, 1732; m. . 

MARY, b. July 28, 1734. 
EUNICE, b. Mar. 29, 1737. 
SARAH, b. May 13, 1739. 
HANNAH, b. Mar. 26, 1740. 
NATHAN, b. Dec. 13. 1743. 
PETER, b. Dec. 24, 1745; d. Dec. 25, 1746. 
1218. viii. BENJAMIN, b. Aug. 19, 1748. 

683. STEPHEN FISK (William, Nathan, Nathan, Nathaniel, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Sept. 14, 1714; bap. Weston, Mass., 
Apr. 17, 1715; m. at Willington, Conn., Aug. 5, 1742, Prudence Farley; m. 2d, 
(published) June 26, 1758, Anna (Bradish) Green, of Hardwick. He was bap- 
tized in Weston, Mass., with his brother. His father and his mother, whose 
maiden name was Eunice Jennings, moved to Willington, Conn., where her 
brother, Stephen Jennings, had previously located on a large tract of land. 
Stephen married his first wife in Connecticut, and resided in Willington, where 
he was town clerk for nine years, from 1744 to 1753 inclusive. After her death 
he married a second wife in Hardwick, Mass., and located in Greenwich, Mass., 
where he died. He resided in that part now Enfield, and was town clerk from 
1758 to 1763. 

Rev. Lucius R. Paige, of Cambridgeport, Mass., who wrote the History of 
Hardwick, Mass., writes, "on page 386 of that work it is suggested that Annie 
Green may have been the widow of John Green, and the mother of two children 
by him." John Green was the son of Thomas, and was born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 
Mar. 2, 1726. He m. Anna Bradish Dec. 7, 1751. She was b. June 6, 1729, the dau. 
of Dea. James and Damaris (Rice) Bradish (see Conant Genealogy, -Hist, of 
Hardwick and Hist, of Shrewsbury). Stephen and his second wife were married 
in Hardwick, he of Greenwich and she of that town in Worcester County. There 
is a tradition in the family that Stephen's widow was married to a Mr. Chase, for 
her second husband. This, I think, is incorrect, for at Warwick, Mass., Jan. 16, 
1770, the intention of marriage of Ezra Conant and Anna Fisk (Stephen's widow) 
was published. She died in Vermont, and lived to be nearly 100 years old 

A descendant in writing of her says this: "My grandfather Fisks Mother, 
died in Claremont N. H. over one hundred years old. Dont know the date, but 
have heard my Father say so. When she was well along in life, and a widow, she 
married Mr Chase then a widower, and an old man Father of Bishop Philemon 
Chase, Dudley Chase, U. S. Senator from Vt. and Ithamar Chase, who was 
father of Salmon B Chase, the famous member of Lincolns Cabinet." Ezra 
Conant married for his first wife in Dudley, Mass., Jan. i. 1745, Melicent Newell, 
b. Dec. 19, 1725, d. July, 1769. He married Mrs. Anna Fisk at Warwick. In 


1772 Anna Conant, formerly Fisk, guardian of Stephen and James Fisk, sons of 
Stephen Fisk, late of Greenwich, Mass., in Hampshire County, petitions to sell 
land of her late husband. (Cheshire Co. Court Records, Ezra Conant, Dec. 7, 

The children of Ezra and Anna were: i, Anna, b. May 26, 1771; m. Sept. 13, 
1791, Charles Conant, at Warwick, Mass. 2, Clark, b. June 23, 1773, at Warwick, 
Mass. Anna (Green) (Fisk) Conant, when very old, used to ride from Claremont, 
N. H., horseback, some 50 or 60 miles, to East Randolph, to visit her son Stephen, 
and always before going home again used to ride on horseback also three or four 
miles up to Randolph Centre Village, to see Dudley Chase, who lived there. Dud- 
ley was uncle to Judge Salmon P. Chase. Another brother of Dudley's was 70 years 
ago, or more, an Episcopal clergyman, Philemon, having a little wooden church, 
quite secluded, on the edge of the town of Bethel, some three miles up stream 
toward West Randolph, from Bethel Village. This Philemon Chase became first 
Episcopal bishop of Ohio. With him in Ohio lived for awhile his afterward 
famous nephew, when a boy, Salmon P. 

The Hampshire, Mass., probate records show that April 7, 1767, Capt Jeremiah 
Powers was appointed guardian of Rufus Fisk a minor under 14 years, on July 
7, 1767, said Powers resigned his trust for the reason that said Rufus was living 
in the Colony of Connecticut, on the 7th of April 1767 said Powers was ap- 
pointed guardian of Olive Fisk and Mary Fisk minors over 14 years old, and 
on the 6 of November 1764 Anna Fisk was appointed guardian of Stephen Fisk 
and James Fisk minors under the age of 14 years all said minors are children of 
Stephen Fisk. 

Stephen's Will. — In the name of God Amen. August ye 17th Anno. Dom 1764, 
I Stephen Fisk of Greenwich in the County of Hampshire, Yeoman of sound mind 
memory thanks be given to God tho very sick and weak, and calling to minde 
the mortality of my Body Knowing it is appinted for all men once to Dy. Do 
make and ordain this my Laste will and testament that is to Say principly and 
first of all. I, Give and Reccomend my Soul into the hands of God that Gave it, 
my Body I reccomend to the earth to Be Buried in Decent Christian Burial at the 
Discrsn of my executrix not Doubting But that I shall Receive the same again 
By the almighty power of God at the General Ressurrection, and as touching 
Such Worldly Eestate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this World. 
I give Devise and Dispse of the Same in manner and forme folloing: 

Imprimis I give and Bequeeth to my Belovid wife Anna the one third 

pait of all my Estate Both Real and Personal, whome I Do also hereby appoint 
Sole Heir and Executrix of this my last will and testament. 


I Give and Bequeathe to my three Belovid Sons, Rufus Stephen and James 
two thirds of the Remaining Part of my estate, to Be Equilly Divided Between 
Them, when they arrive to ful age. 


I Give and Bequeath to my three Belovid Daughters Prudence, Olive, and 
Mary the Remaining third part of my Estate when they arrive to full age. After 
Debts and Funeral Charges are Subducted out of my estate which I Do Give and 
Bequeath to all my belovid Children aforesaid; and I Do hereby utterly Revoke 
Disannul and make void all and every other will and testament of what name or 
nature soever; Ratyfying and Confirming this and no other. 

In witness whereof I, have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Day and Date 
above written 

Stephen Fisk. [Seal.] 

Signed Sealed Published and pronounced and Declaried as the Last will and 
testament of the said Stephen Fisk in presence of 

Nathan Fisk. 
Nathan Fisk Jr. 
Josiah Fisk. 

Here followeth an Inventory of all the Estate both Real & Personal of Ste- 
phen Fisk of Greenwich Lately Deceased as shown by Anna Fisk Administratrix 
and Prized by us as the Subscribers (Viz) Tne r'^ome Lot about 10 acres with No 
27, 2d Division 




50 acres adjoining in the 
west end of the said 

Home Lot 166 

To about 20 acres of land 
adjoining on the south- 
east corner of the home 
lot being Part of the Lot 
No S7> 2d Division 

To about 30 acres of land 
Lying to the North East 
corner of the sd home 
lot origanely laid out to 

Nathan Fisk 6 

To ten calves i 

" Two Oxen 9 

One Brass Ketel i 

* " Fire sh'el & Tongs. ... 

* " " "■ •• 

a frying Pan o 

One fire lock 

" Sadie & Bridle. o 

The wearing clothing of 

the Deceased 3 

Sunday shoes o 

* Axes o 

an Iron bar o 

one cart and wheels 2 

Plows & * I 

one Pick Fork 

one Muck fork 

one Galon Botel 

one Sith 

6 Bushels of Rye o 

3 Bushels of Wheat 

harrow teath o 

* a damaged lot of hay. ... 7 

* three beds & the furne- 
ture 10 

one table Cloth 

Indigo * o 

* o 

10 Pound of hops 

a Great Wheel o 

a dry Hogsed o 


2 Meal bags o 

one chest i 

Wedges & Rings o 

one chest o 

one table 

one cheese Press o 

one clevis & Pin 

two Sithes 

one chain o 

* a sith tallon 

Knives & forks o 

one hammer o 

7 Chairs 3 

3 Cows 9 

one hefer * 2 

fifteen Sheep 4 


























































£ s d 

one Mare 6 10 

one Swine o 12 o 

William Fisk Note 16 14 9 

John Bradish Note 4 15 9 

John Bradish Note 346 

Nathan Fisk bond 17 9 113 

Nathan Fisk Note 963 

Indian Corn 16 bushels 228 

3 Picks of Beans & Pees... 030 

a churn o i 6 

one Lanthorne 030 

* Enk horse 008 

* for Bolts o 8 4 

Potatoes o 12 o 

* to a Pare of Fetorch o 3 o 

Meal Troves o 2 o 

Sole Leather 030 

a looking Glass 036 

Glass hotels 060 

an Iron Goose 028 

Puter I 4 o 

Cofee Pot & Funel 010 

Pepper box & Grater o 4 

Wooden Plators o 2 

Wooden Plates 016 

Dish o o 6 

6 Traps 050 

Earthan Jars 016 

2 Trowels o 6 8 

one Iron Pot o 3 o 

one Iron Ketle 050 

Monny in hand 16 o 

To 14 books o 9 8 

Batemonds drops 090 

1 Loam & Sucklen i 14 8 

14 Pounds of Tallow o 7 o 

To Pork I 12 o 

To Beef i 13 o 

Sope 4 9 

Sadel Bages o 6 8 

Warmming Pan & Skilet.. 050 

horse chanes 080 

a Tub of Butter i 7 6 

Oats I o o 

Sives 3 8 

3 Tabels 026 

one cow Hide o 7 8 

one Note against William 

Rogers o 2 o 

one Box iron o i 6 

2 tubs o 2 o 

6 yards all wool cloth 4s 5d 

per yd i 7 o 

one Pue in the meeting 

house ; 3 4 

Joseph Hinds accompt 080 

Greenwich Dated November 19th 1764 
Benjamin Cooley 
Abr'm Gibbs i 

Wm Rogers 


He d. Oct. 20, 1764; res. Willington, Conn., and Greenwich, Mass. 

1219. i. PRUDENCE, b. Sept. 4, 1745. 

1220. ii. OLIVE, b. Aug. 4, 1747. 

1221. iii. MARY, b. Oct. 22, 1749. 

1222. iv. RUFUS. b. Mar. 28, 1752; m. Dorcas Gleason. 

1223. V. STEPHEN, b. Apr. 7, 1759; m. Esther Clark. 

1224. vi. JAMES, b. Oct. 4, 1763; m. Priscilla West. 
I224j/.vii. HANNAH, b. 1764. 

685. NATHAN FISK (WilUam, Nathan, Nathan, Nathaniel, William, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Willington, Conn., Feb. 13, 1722; m. 
there Feb. 14, 1743, Eleanor Whitney. He was a farmer. He was born in Wil- 
lington, Conn., to which his parents had removed at an early day. He married 
his wife there, and in 1748 moved to Greenwich, Mass. He was a farmer all his 
life. He resided in that part afterward incorporated as Enfield, and was town 
clerk from 1743 to 1758. Res. Willington, Conn., and Greenwich, Mass. 

1225. i. JOSIAH, b. Feb. 8, 1745; m.« Elizabeth Morse. 

1226. ii. NATHAN, b. Apr. 17, 1744; m. Ruth Burt. 

1227. iii. OLIVER, b. June 13, 1750; d. Nov. 3, 1750. 

1228. iv. EXPERIANS, b. Nov. 19, 1751; m. Mary Earl. They res. in 

Westminster, Vt. They subsequently resided in Brookfield, 
Vt. One of their children was Artemas, who married Cath- 
erine Colt. He died in Brookfield, Feb. 28, 1872. They had 
I, Almira, who d. June 8, 1894; 2, Edward E., who d. Oct. 2, 
1870; 3, Sophia, m. Jan., 1867, Joseph Gecrge Colt; 4, Rox- 
anna, m. Nov. 29, 1866, John Lamson. 
1222. V. MIRIAM, b. Apr. 8, 1758. 

1230. vi. LURANA, b. May 13, 1759. 

1231. vii. EUNICE, b. June 26, 1762. 

1232. viii. STEPHEN, b. Jan. 26, 1747; m. . 

1233. ix. DINAH, b. Jan. 26, 1747. 

1233^4. X. SYLVANUS, b. . He d., unm., of wounds received in 

Battle at Guilford, Vt., at the time of the trouble with New 
York State. 
689. ASA FISKE (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathan, Nathaniel, William, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Sherburne, Mass., Feb. 22, 1708; m. 
Jan. 30, 1734, Lois Leland, b. 1714, dau. of Timothy. She made her will Mar. 3, 
1775; proved Feb. 25, 1801. His will is dated Nov. 6, 1770, and proved Jan. 8, 
1781. In it he is styled gentleman, ''Being very weak in body" etc. He gave 
his wife Lois, one-third of his estate. He d. 1781 ; res. Holliston, Mass. 

1234. i. ABEL. b. 1743; m. Mehitable Rix; res. Medway. 

1235. ii. AARON, b. Mar. 13, 1748: m. Tabatha Metcalf. 

1236. iii. ASA, b. Sept. 3, 1746; m. Mercy Jones. 

1237. iv. ABNER, b. 1754; m. Molly Grant; res. Lee, Oneida Co., N. Y. 

1238. V. LYDIA. b. 1738; m. Burbank; res. Holl. 

1239. vi. HULDAH, b. 1740; m. Caleb Clallin; res. Hop. 

1240. vii. LOIS, b. 1751; m. Amariah Marsh of Pawtucket, R. I. They 

were the ancestors of Mrs. Edward F. Jones of Binghampton, 

N. Y., wife of Ex-Lieut. Gov. Jones. 
691. HON. MOSES FISKE (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathan, Nathaniel, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Sherburne, Mass., Jan. 29, 
1713; m. in Needham, Apr. 11, 1745, Mehitable Broad, d. Feb. 13, 1773. He was 
born in Sherburne, but soon before marriage, probably about 1740, he moved to 
Needham, and was married there. Later he moved to Natick, where he after- 
ward resided and was a prominent citizen. He held the ofifice of selectman and 
was a deputy to the General Court. Late in life he resided in Needham and died 
there. He d. Feb. 18, 1770; res. Natick and Needham, Mass. 

1241. i. MOSES, b. Natick, 1746; m. Rebecca Clark and Mrs. Sarah 


JOSHUA, b. ; m. Martha Smith. 

ENOCH, b. — ; m. Sarah Bacon. 
ELIJAH, b. Sept. 14, 1753; m. Elizabeth Binney. 
HEZEKIAH, b. Dec. 6, 1756: d. Apr. 24, 1757. 
SARAH, b. — ; m. . 












695. JOHN FISKE (John, Nathaniel, Nathan, Nathaniel, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Sherburne, May 8, 1709; m. Sept. 21, 1731, 
Abigail (Leland) Babcock, d. Mar. 7, 1761. She was the widow of Ebenezer Bab- 
cock, and seems to have lived on or near the farm of her late husband at West 
Sherburn, where the heirs of the late William Leland (a gunsmith) now reside. 
Abigail Leland was a great-granddaughter of her grandaunt (by marriage), the 
wife of Henry Leland, Sr., of Sherborn (Ma,rgaret Babcock), and great-grand- 
daughter of Robert Babcock of Dorchester, who was born 158 — in Essex County, 
England, and removed with the Pilgrims to Holland, and came in the ship 
"Anne" in 1623 to Plymouth, Mass. John Fiske died of what was known in those 
days as the "great HoUiston fever." He had to go to Boston on business for the 
town and was taken ill and died quite suddenly on his return home. 

John Fisk of Sherburne Inv of his estate Mar. 12, 1754 £820 David his eldest 
son the adm'r rendered an acct of his adm'n Mar 17 1755 when the est owed an 
Isaac Fisk Guardian of the following children app'd June 10 1754 viz: Jonas who 
was then under 14 years of age and Amos, John & Joel who were all over 14 
32:247 and 35:356. 

He d. Jan. 3, 1754; res. Sherburne, Mass. 

1247. i. DAVID, b. Apr. 16, 1732; m. Sarah Bullard. 

1248. ii. AMOS, b. Mar. 5, 1735; m. Anne Bryant. 

1249. iii. JOHN, b. Mar, 16, 1738; m. Sarah Hill and Abigail . 

1250. iv. JOEL, b. Apr. 22, 1740; m. Ruth Reed and res. in Cambridge, 


1251. v. JONAS, b. Feb. 4, 1742; m. Mary Hill. 

1252. vi. MARTHA, b. Jan. 5, 1749; d. Nov. 19, 1750. 

1253. vii. HANNAH, b. Jan. 24, 1734; m. Fairbanks and Caleb 


1254. viii. SALLY, b. ; d., unm., July 8, 1780. 

697. ISAAC FISKE (John, Nathaniel, Nathan, Nathaniel, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Sherburne, Apr. 24, 1714; m. Nov. 11, 1736, 
Hannah Haven, b. June 10, 1716, dau. of Richard and Lydia (Whitney) Haven, 
of Fram,, d. Feb. 21, 1800. He was born in Sherburne and was a weaver by trade. 
He resided first at Worcester and later at Framingham, first near Addison Dad- 
mun's, after at Guinea end, and later on the Richard Fiske place. After his mar- 
riage for many years his wife taught school. His will is dated Aug. 24, 1789, and 
proved Mar. 17, 1800. He d. Dec. 22, 1799; res. Worcester and Framingham, 

1255. i. ISAAC, b. 1736; m. Esther Mann. 

1256. ii. HANNAH, b. Mar. 27, 1739; m. Dea. Everett of Attleboro. Ch. : 

I, Samuel; 2, Hannah; 3 and 4, twins, Paul and Silas; S, Gil- 
bert, and other daus. 

1257. iii. JOHN, b. Aug. 9, 1741; m. Abigail How. 

1258. iv. RICHARD, b. (town records, Nov. 28, 1743,) Feb. 25, 1750; m. 

Zebiah Pond. 

1259. V. DANIEL, b. 1751; m. Sukey Thurston and Alice Davis. 

1260. vi. MOSES, b. ; d. young. 

1261. vii. LYDIA, b. Oct. 25, 1753; m. in Hop., 1779, Major Lawscn 

Nurse of Fram. She d. before 1799, for he then m. 2d, Lydia 

Eaton. Ch.: i, Nathan, b. Mar. 13, 1780; m. Esther ; 

res. Thomaston. 2, Lawson, b. Dec. 15, 17S1, a physician; res. 
Templeton, Mass., and Sparta, Tenn., where he d. unm. 3, 
Nancy, b. Mar. 21, 1784. 4, Fortunatus, d. Feb. 25, 1816. 5, 
Betsey, d. young. 6, Martha, d. ae. 18. 7, Sophia, m. Peter 
Brewer of Southbridge. 

1262. viii, MOSES, b. July 12, 1755; m. Betsey Bullard. 

700. PETER FISKE (John, Nathaniel, Nathan, Nathaniel, William, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Sherburne, Mar. 12, 1723; m. in Graf- 
ton Nov. 15, 1758, Sarah Perry of Grafton, Mass. Res. Grafton and Warwick, 

1263. i. PETER, b. July i, 1758; d. July 2, 1758. 

1264. ii. MOSES, b. June 11, 1760; m. . 

1265. iii. NATHANIEL, b. July 16, 1762; rev. to Tennessee. 
















1266. iv. PETER, b. Dec. 5, 1764; rev. to Tennessee. 

1267. V. SARAH, b. Feb. i, 1768; m. Jeduthan Willcox; res. Orford, N. 

H. Leonard, one of his sons, was one of the judges of the 
Supreme court of N. H. He d. in 1850. 

1268. vi. JOHN, b. Oct. 26, 1770; m. Elizabeth Mellen. 

708. ASA FISKE (Bezaleel, Jonathan, David, David, David, Jeffrey, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, WilHam, Symond), b. Holden, Mass., Oct. 7, 1764; m. there 
Oct. 4, 1787, Dolly Warren, b. 1764, d. Dublin, N. H., Aug. 6, 1818. He was a 
farmer, was born in Holden, married there, and about 1789 moved to Rutland, 
Mass., and later in 1801 to Dublin, N. H., where he continued to reside until his 
death. He d. July 2, 1829; res. Holden and Rutland, Mass., and Dublin, N. H. 

1269. i. LUCY, b. Aug. 9, 1788.- 

PARKER, b. ; d. young. 

BOY, b. ; d. young. 

BOY, b. ; d. young. 

PARKER, b. in 1793; m. Mary B. Priest. 


DANIEL, b. June 18, 1798; m. Esther Eaton. 

DORYTH'A, b. . 

709. NAHUM FISKE (Bezaleel, Jonathan, David, David, David, Jeffrey, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Holden, Mass., May 11, 1762; m. 
there July 7, 1785, Sally Gay, d. 1801. He d. Oct. 26, 1803; res. Holden, Mass. 

1277. i. SALLY, b. Oct. 17, 1786; m. James Pierce. They res. in Boyls- 
ton, Mass. She d. 1871. Ch.: James Reed, b. 1815; d. Nov., 1876; 
m. Maria Stowell, b. 1825, d. Oct., 1871; three ch. Jarvis, unm. 

Lyman, b. ; d. Feb., 1884; m. Louisa Vinton, b. , 

d. 1884. Abbie, b. 1825; d. June, 1893; m. Otis Knight, d. dur- 
ing the war. Nanc}-, unm. Charles F., m. Hannah F. Carpen- 
127,8. ii. BETSEY, b. Sept. 11, 1787; m. William Woods. She d. 1865. 
They res. in Rutland, Mass. Ch.: Loring m. Mary We])b. 
Rev. ; res. New Braintree, Mass. James. 

ISAAC, b. May 27, 1789; m. Davis. 

BAZELEEL, b. July 9, 1791; m. Mary Rice. 

ABNER, b. Dec. 27, 1793; m. Mary Rice. 

LEONARD, b. Dec. 19, I795; m- and d. 1866. 

NANCY, b. May 4, 1798; m. Oct. 13, 1819, Jonathan Wentworth 
of Newmarket. N. Y., b. Jan., 1793; drowned in Penobscot 
river, Maine, July 9, 1834; m. 2d, Apr. 5, 1835, George Den- 
nison. She d. Dec. i, 1879. i, Charles A., b. Mar. 15, 1821; 
d. Mar. 29, 1854, unm. 2, John F., b. Oct. 31, 1822; d. at sea, 
Jan., 1848. 3, Nancy Maria, b. Sept. 27, 1825; m. Isaiah Dun- 
ster Russell, of Mason, N. H., b. Aug., 1820; d. Jan., 1887. 
They res. Worcester, where he was a merchant. Ch. : Ad- 
dison C, b. Feb. 7, 1847; d. Aug. 10, 1851. Charles Addison, 
b. Mar. 2, 1852; m. Ella Frances Sayles, of Conn. Ch. : i, 
Sabin S., b. Oct. 23, 1883; 2. Deborah, b. Feb. 28, 1889. He 
was born in Worcester, fitted for college at the public schools 
in that city, and was graduated at Yale College. For some 
time he was editor of one of the papers in his native city. 
Shortly after his marriage he was elected to congress as re- 
publican representative from the Killingly, Conn., district, 
embracing the counties of Windham and New London, and 
has been repeatedly re-elected ever since, which shows the 
confidence and esteem in which he is held by his constituents. 
Annie Maria, b. Aug. 10, 1864; m. Charles Marble; res. Wor- 
cester. 4, George F., b. Aug. 11, 1830; d. 1834. 5, Frances E., 
b. Jan. 9, 1833; d. July i, 1875; m- Chas. Campbell. 6, George, 
b. 1836; m. Carrie Blanchard of N. H.; res. Worcester. 7, Mary 
Jane, b. 1838; m. Curtis Robinson. 8, Saphira, b. 1840; m. 
Harry Richardson. 9, Martha S. 
1284. viii. CHARLES, b. June 19, 1800: d. 1801. 












710. SAMUEL FISK (Samuel, Jonathan, David, David, David, Jeffrey, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Sherborn, Mass., Feb. 8, 1762; m. 
Dolly Gleason, of Hubbardston, dau. of Bezaleel Gleason, formerly of Worcester; 

d. 1799; buried in ; m. 2d, Mrs. Lydia (Brooks) Stone. Samuel Fisk came 

to Barre, Mass., with his parents and a brother and sister, Jason and Hepzibath. 
The parents died, also the sister, who was single. The farm was divided between 
Jason and Samuel. They both married, and brought up their respective families 
on the place. He d. Jan. 26, 1832; res. Barre, Mass. 

1285. i. SEWALL, b. Dec. 17, 1788; m. Sally Norcross Smith. 

1286. vi. SAMUEL, b. in 1797; m. Maria Williams, Lucy B. Allen and 

1287. iv. HARVEY, b. Dec. 18, 1792; m. Lydia Hastings. 

1288. viii. LEVI, b. Sept. 4, 1806; m. Susan G. Felker. 

1289. V. LYMAN, b. May 2, 1794; d. in Barre, Mar. 22, 1814. 

1290. ii. DOLLIE, b. 1798; d. infancy. 

1291. iii. GARDNER, b. Dec. 17, 1790; d. ae. 10. 

1292. vii. ROXANNA, b. 1804; d. unm. 1846. 

1293. ix. SARAH, b. 1808; d. unm. 

711. JASON FISK (Samuel, Jonathan, David, David, David, Jeffrey, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Sherborn, Mass., Sept. i, 1754; ni- Eliz- 
abeth . Jason was born in Barre, and always resided there. Worcester 

Register of Deeds, Vol 105 page 182 Nov. 8 1783. Jason Fisk of Barre for 23 £ 
sells to Samuel Fisk Jr of Barre, Yoeman part of the Great Farm No 2 in Barre, 
I2j^ acres. Vol 217 p. 455 April 28 1818 Jason Fisk of Barre, Yoeman, for $15 
sells to Samuel Fisk of Barre 23 rods. Res. Barre, Mass. • 

1294. i. HANNAH, b. Mar. 30, 1783; m. King; res. Homer, N. Y. 

They had ch., but all died young. 

1295. ii. JOHN, b. ; m. Fiske, his cousin. He was a farmer; 

res. Barre, Mass., and d. s. p. about 1825, ae. 40. 

1296. iii. JOEL, b. ; m., and had children, and res. in Ohio. 

718. DAVID FISKE (David, Jonathan, David, David, David, Jeffrey, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Holden, Mass., July 19, 1761; m. there 
July II, 1782, Naomi Winch. She m. 2d, May 4, 1797, Asa Greenwood of H. The 
inventory of his estate was probated Aug. 20, 1794. His widow Naomi was admr. 
He d. 1794; res. Holden, Mass. 

1297. i. BETSEY, b. Dec. 12, 1782; d. Apr. 16, 1783. 

1298. ii. SAMUEL, b. Sept. 4, 1784; m. . 

1299. iii. JOHN, b. Oct. 24, 1786. 

1300. iv. RUTH, b. Feb. i, 1790. 

730. SERGT. ROBERT FISK (Robert, Robert, David, David, David, Jeffrey, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. in Lexington, Mass., in 1758; m. 

near Poughkeepsie, in Dutchess County, N. Y. Elizabeth , b. 1750, d. 1849. 

He was a soldier in the Revolutionary Army. After the war he resided in Dutch- 
ess County, New York, and there married a wife who was born in Holland. She 
died in 1849 ae. 99. She drew a pension from the United States as the widow of 
Robert Fisk, a Revolutionary soldier. The pension was obtained in 1843-4 and 
continued until her death. Their oldest child was Abraham. From the Bureau 
of Pensions at Washington, D. C, it is ascertained that Robert Fisk was a sol- 
dier of the Revolutionary War, and he made an application for pension on June 8, 
1819, at which time he was residing in Pope County, 111., and sixty-one years of 
age, and his pension was allowed for eight years and one month's actual service 
as a sergeant in the Massachusetts troops, Revolutionary War; a part of the time 
he served under Capt. North and Col. Greaton. Place of enlistment not stated. 
His widow, Elizabeth, made application and received a pension for the service of 
her husband as above set forth. He d. in Illinois or Kentucky; res. Dutchess 
County, New York. 

1301. i. ABRAHAM, b. about 1780; m. and Artimitia 

1302. ii. HENRY A., b. about 1778; m. Susanna Wiley. 

1303. iii. PROBABLY OTHERS. 











1 3 10. 


731. DR. DAVID FISKE (Robert, Robert, David, David, David, Jeffrey, Rob- 
ert Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Lexington, Nov. 23, 1760; m. Abigail 
Harrington, dau. of Robert and Abigail (Mason), b. Aug. 9, 1754. He was a physi- 
cian and resided at the corner of Elm avenue .and Bedford street which place con- 
sisting of a house and an acre of land he bought of Mrs. Ruth Harrington in 1777. 
At his death he was buried by the Masonic order. "I will say in regard to my great- 
grandfather, the last Dr. David Fisk, that he was the only doctor the Americans 
had at the battle of Lexington, and that his brother-in-law, young Harrington, 
was the first one killed in that battle." M. M. Fisk, 39 Bowdoin street, Boston, 
Mass. He d. Nov. 20, 1803; res. Lexington, Mass. 

ROBERT, b. in 1780; m. Sally Robbins. 

ABIGAIL, b. ; d. young. 

BETSEY, b; Oct. 17, 1782; m. Nov. 29, 1810, Joseph Newell, of 
New Ipswich, N. H. 

JOHN, b. Jan. 22, 1789; m. Lydia Pierce. 

MARY, b. ; d. young. 

CHLOE, b. ; scalded to death Feb. 16, 1794. 

PETER, b. . 

735. DR. JOSEPH FISKE (Joseph, Robert, David, David, Jeffrey, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Lexington, Dec. 25, 1752; m. July 31, 
1794, Elizabeth Stone, b. Nov. 13, 1770, d. Mar. 6, 1842. He was a young man at 
the battle of Lexington, not quite twenty-three years of age. He assisted his 
father who was also a doctor and whose name was the same, to dress the wounded 
soldiers on that day. He studied medicine and surgery with his father, and in 
later years with Dr. John Warren and his son, Surgeon J. C. Warren. He was led 
by his patriotic spirit to accept the commission of surgeon's mate in Col. Vose in 
the First Massachusetts of Foot in 1777. He was made full surgeon Apr. 17, 1779, 
and served in the Continental army seven years. He was present at the surrender 
of Burgoyne in 1777 and of Cornwallis in 1781, and of other intermediate battles. 
Rev. A. B. Muzzey in his "Reminiscences of Men of the Revolution," speaks of 
him: "He was frequently at my father's house and was very agreeable. I drank 
in greedily his accounts given to my grandfather, who was with him in the com- 
pany of Capt. John Parker Apr. 19, 1775, and of his experience as a surgeon in 
the army. It was a time when all shared in the common privations. Gen. Wash- 
ington would sit down with his highest officers to a small piece of beef with a few 
potatoes and some hard bread — a single dish of wood or pewter sufficed for a mess, 
with a horn spoon and tumbler passed around, and the knife was carried in the 
pocket. Sugar, tea and coffee were unknown luxuries, and if a ration of rum was 
given out — this was in the dead of winter — the question would be raised "Shall we 
drink it or put it in our shoes to keep our feet from freezing?" During the pur- 
suit of Cornwallis the soldiers had not decent clothing, and an old cloak, they not 
having a blanket left, was shared with two other officers. Dr. Fiske would cor- 
roborate in my hearing accounts of the need of medicine and comforts for the 
wounded — wine, spirits and even the ordinary medicine could not be procured. 
Even after searching miles nothing of the kind could be found except small por- 
tions of snake-root, and as for bandages the case was still worse. Nothing of the 
kind could be found for their supply but to cut up a tent found on the field. He 
used to relate mirthful stories about the French officers and soldiers around 
Yorktown. Surgeon Fiske was one of the original founders of the Middlesex 
Medical Association, afterward and now the Massachusetts Medical Society, 
one of the original members of the Cincinnati. His son took his place in the 
society at his death, and after the son's death it reverted to his grandson, who is 
the eldest. Dr. Fiske was also a member of the Bunker Hill Monument Associa- 
tion. Dr. Fiske practiced his profession nearly forty years in Lexington after 
the close of the war, and was very skillful in his treatment of the small-pox, and 
he was among the foremost doctors to make use of vaccination, his old friend. 
Dr. Benj. Waterhouse, bringing it from Europe, from the discoverer, Jenner. Dr. 
Fiske held many town offices, having been town clerk and justice of the peace 
manv years. 

From the Revolutionary War records it is learned that Joseph Fisk was a 
second lieutenant in the Continental army from June i to Dec. 31, 1776; surgeon's 
mate June i, 1777; surgeon Apr. 17, 1779, and served as such to the close of the 
war. He d. Sept. 25, 1837; res. Lexington, Mass. 












131 1, i. ELIZABETH, b. June 15, 1795; m. Dec. 5, 1819, Richard Fisher, 
of Cambridge, who was a glass manufacturer; res. New York 
City. A dau., i, Elizabeth, m. Charles S. Willet, b. May 31, 
181 1, d. Mar. 14, 1888. They have a dau., ii^, Lida, b. Apr. 3, 1858, 
who m. Prof. Frank Justus Miller, Professor of Languages of 
the Chicago University; res. 5410 Madison avenue. Ch. : Donald 
Philbrook Miller, b. May, 1887, d. July, 1887; Philip Davenport 
Miller, b. Dec. 28, 1889; Winifred Fiske Miller, b. Oct. 7, 1891. 
2, Charles E., res. 406 Water street, Baltimore, Md. 3, Mary 
W., res. 79 Willet street, Bloomfield, N. J. 4, Jennie W., res. 
Bloomfield, N. J. 2, Angeline A. 

JOSEPH, b. Feb. 9, 1797; m. Mary Gardner Kennard. 

JONAS STONE, b. Mav 9. 1799; m. Pamela Brown. 

SARAH, b. May 18, 1802; d. unm. Dec. 27, 1825. 

FRANKLIN, b. Oct. 16, 1804; m. Hannah Peters. 

ALMIRA, b. June 24, 1808; m. Mar. 5, 1828, Zadoc Harrington. 
She d. Jan. 22, 1834, leaving one son, George Frederic, b. June 
14, 1829. Res. in Lincoln, I\Iass., and is a wealthy farmer. 

743. DAVID FISKE (David, Robert, David, David, Jeffrey, Robert, Simon, 
Simon, William, Symond), b. Lexington, Nov. 23, 1760; m. Apr. 26, "1784, Sarah 
Hadley, b. Nov. 26, 1764, d. May 21, 1804; m. 2d, May 6, 1806, Mrs. Ruth Trk>.k. 
He had ten children by his first wife and four by his second. He entered the Rev- 
olutionary Army as fifer in Capt. Edmund Monroe's company, and served to the 
close of the war. For the sake of distinction he was known as "Fifer David." He 
d. Aug. 17, 1820; res. Lexington, Mass. 

1317. i. RUTH. b. ; m. 1804, Philip Thomas of Rindge, N. H. 

1318. ii. JONATHAN, b. Apr. 15, 1786; m. Rowena Leonard. 

1319. iii. SARAH, b. ; m. Henry Spear; rev. to New York. 

1320. iv. DAVID, b. ; m. Aug. 25, 1820, Chloe Trask, dau. of Jon- 


1321. V. SAMUEL, b. ; d. unm., ae. 30. 

1322. vi. BENJAMIN, b. Apr. 27, 1798; m. Sarah Deland. 

1323. vii. ANNA, b. ; m. Sept. 10, 1820, Oliver Winship; res. East 

Lexington, Mass. 

1324. viii. CHARLES, b. ; went to sea and never ret. 

1325. ix. PATTY, b. ; m. Daniel Gray and moved to Keene, N. H. 

1326. X. BETSEY, b. ; m. Samuel Clarke; rev. to Glover, Vt. 

1327. xi. ICHABOD, b. ; went to Surry, N. H., on a visit, and d. 


1328. xii. WILLIAM, b. ; m.; res. in Boston; kept a lot there on 

Hanover street. 

1329. xiii. JOHN, b. . He res. in Boston, was married, but died s. p. 

He was a shoe dealer. 

1330. xiv. FREDERIC, b. ; m.; had a family; was a carpenter, and 

res. in Charlestown. 

746. EBENEZER FISK (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, David, David, David, Jaffrey, 

Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. in New Hampshire, ; m. 

. She d., and he m. 2d, at Chester, Vt., Jan. 8, 1795, Azuba Hoyt. 

He was probably a farmer, and may have been a physician. He was very well 
educated for those early days, and by the death of his father, at an early age, was 
left largely upon his own resources. He visited his brother Cotton on one occa- 
sion while the latter was residing in Bolton, Canada. The tradition in the family 
is that after his visit he started for the west with considerable money in his pos- 
session, and that was the last his Canadian relatives ever heard from him. He 
married his first wife probably in New Hampshire and his children were brought 
up by her. While living in Chester, Vt., he married his second wife, and after his 
death, on Oct. 7, 1816, she was married in Chester, Vt., to Dr. Artemas Robbins 
by Judge Aaron Leland. He d. before 1816; res. Chester, Vt. 

1331. i. DAVID, b. Oct. 10, 1772; m. Lewis and Abigail Sargent. 

1332. ii. JONATHAN, b. ; N. f. k.; went to northwestern part of 

New York state. 
1333- iii. EBENEZER, b. ; N. f. k. 


747. ISABELLA FISK, b. Aug. 2, 1757; m. Apr. 11, 1776, Gen. 

Henry Butler, b. Apr. 27, 1754; d. July 20, 1813. She d. Jan. 17, 
1808. He served in war of the Revolution. Was Captain of a 
volunteer company and went to West Point. He was after- 
wards Major General of the first division of the N. H. militia, 
which office he held for many years. General Butler was the 
first postmaster of Nottingham; he was a prominent Mason. 
He filled many offices of trust and honor in the State and 
was highly esteemed for his usefulness as a citizen and his 
integrity as a man. His wife was the dau. of Dr. Ebenezer Fisk 
of Epping and grand dau. of Rev. Ward Cotton of Boston, 
the first settled ordained minister in Hampton, N. H. Mrs. 
Cotton's maiden name was Joanna Rand. After Rev. Cotton's 
decease she married Capt. Jonathan Gilman of Exeter, and after 
his death she m. Dea. Ezekiel Morrill of Canterbury, and 
after his death Dea. Joseph Baker of Canterbury, where they 
res. until his death, when she moved to Nottingham and 
resided with her grand dau. Isabella Fisk Butler, and after her 
death she continued to reside with Gen. Butler until her own 
death Feb. 25, 181 1, aged 93. Rev. Peter Holt of Epping 
oflticiated at the funeral. Mrs. Baker, or "Grandmother 
Baker" as she was called was a lady of remarkable attraction, 
much personal beauty and ready wit. She never weighed over 
100 pounds during her life and it is said never suffered from 
sickness until at the time of her death. Her talent at enter- 
taining friends and her readiness at repartee are proverbial. At 
one time during the last year of her life a remark of surprise 
was made that she had never used spectacles of any kind, her 
reply was that she "might need them if she lived to be old 
enough." Ch.: i, Elizabeth, b. July 29. 1777; d. July 12, 1808; 2, 
Benjamin, b Apr. 11, 1779; ni. Hannah Hilton, and d. 
Oct. I, 1851; res. Cornville, ^le. 3. Ebenezer, b. 
Mar. 13, 1781; m. Sarah Hersey. Res. Sanbornton, N. H. 
Was sheriff for many years: d. Dec. 25. 1850. 4. Henry, b. 
June 30, 1783; m. Abigail Lord and Nancy Hersey. Res. Not- 
tingham. A remarkable fact of his domestic experience is 
that by his two wives he had seven daughters in succession and 
then seven sons in succession. 5, Sarah Cotton, b. Aug. 12, 
1785; m. John Haley of Lee. They had numerous and highly 
respected descendants. 6. Dorcas, b. Apr. 15, 1787; m. Wm. 
Furber of Nottingham. She d. Nov. 8. 1855. 7, Samuel A.,b. 
July 19, 1789: d. Jan. 16, 1814, he enlisted as a soldier in 
the war of 1812 in the company under command of Capt. John 
Butler, a cousin of his father's. Samuel was soon made 
First Sergeant and clerk of his company and stationed at Bur- 
lington, Vt. While there on duty he was ordered with eighteen 
men under his command, to detect smugglers who were feed- 
ing the army in Canada, and while in the town of Highgate, 
near the Canada line they met a company of the enemy's in- 
fantry from the Dominion escorting owners with a large lot 
of cattle. A fight ensued in which Sergt. Butler and men were 
victorious. The British were routed, many cattle taken and 
driven several miles to a bivouac where the British infantry, 
re-enforced by cavalry came upon them. The result was the 
killing of four of Sergt. Butler's men, while he received three 
mortal wounds and a broken leg: yet he disdained the summons 
to surrender and with his pistols and sword killed two of the 
enemy before they could take him. He never surrendered. 
Though weak and bleeding, the strength of his intellect and the 
power of his courage so controlled his enemies that, as was 
afterwards said by one of them. "We were afraid of him after 
we had him." and another in soeaking of him said. "We all 
acted like cowards before him." He refused to receive any 


services from the British surgeons and as was said died a few 
hours after the fight, his intellect all the while being perfectly 
clear. His body was taken to Burlington and buried. His 
death was much lamented by officers and men. 8 and g. 
Twins, b. June i6, 1793; d. infancy. 10. Ward Cotton, b. Jan. 
22, 1895; m. Margaret Anderson of Philadelphia, Pa. Res. 
there. 3 ch. 

748. CAPT. COTTON FISK (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, David, David, David, 
Jeffrey, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Epping, N. H., Aug. 8, 1779; 
m. at Weare, N. H., Feb., 1804, Sarah Fifield, of Weare, N. H., b. Aug. 7, 1780, d, 
Feb. 8, 1852. He was born in Epping, N. H., and on reaching his majority went to 
Magog Lake, Bolton, Eastern Canada. Four years later he went to Weare, N. H., 
and there married his wife. Returning to Bolton he resided there for a number of 
years, and later moved to Abbotsford, P. Q., where he was killed by a tree falling 
upon him. He was a United Empire Loyalist. He d. Apr. 14, 1826; res. East Bol- 
ton, P. Q., and Abbotsford. 

1334. i. NATHANIEL, b. Nov. 17, 1802; m. Miriam Whitney, 

1335. ii. SEWELL C, b. May 5, 1816; m. Mary Ann Gorton. 

1336. iii. ABRAHAM, b. Feb. 8, 181 1; m. Lauretta Buzzell. 

^337- iv. SALLY, b. June 10, 1808; m. July 7, 1829, Richard Bradford; 
res. Granby, P. Q. He was b. Nov. 17, 1805; d. Dec. 15, 1878; 
res. Granby, P. Q. Ch. : i, Rachel Sarah, b. Apr. 21, 1830; m. 
Mar. 8, 1859; d. Jan. 17, 1876. 2, Richard Cotton, b. Dec. 13, 

1831; m. Mar. 10, 1863; d. . 3, John, b. Sept. 25, 1834; 

m. Sept. 14, 1858; d. ; 4, Isabella Jane, b. Aug. 8, 1840; 

m. Feb. 15, 1877; d. . 5, Mary Ann, b. Apr. 22, 1843; m. 

Nov. IS, 1865; d. Apr. 14, 1888. 6, Elizabeth, b. Mar. 11, 1847; 
m. June 4, 1874; d. Sept. 27, 1878. 7, Jessie Abbott, b. Nov. 
26, 1849: m. ; d. Aug. 3, 1880. 

1338. V. EBENEZER, b. Mar. 8. 1806; m. Eliza Bradford. 

1339. vi. BETSEY, b. Aug. 23, 1813: m. , dau. Sarah Brad- 

ford; res. Abbotsford, P. Q. 

1340. vii. JANE, b. Nov. 21. 1818; m. Stimson. Ch. : i, Theodore. 

1341. viii. ISABELLA, b. Mar. 29, 1822. 

749. HON. BENJAMIN FISKE (Benjamin, Ebenezer, David, David, Da- 
vid, Jeffrey, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Lexington, Aug. 20, 
1774; m. in Chelmsford, May 16, 1797, Elizabeth Bridge, dau. of William and 
granddaughter of Rev. Ebenezer Bridge of Chelmsford. She d. Oct. 20, 1814; 
m. 2d, Nancy Adams of Westford, b. 1785, d. Sept. 6, 1865. Hon. Benjamin Fiske 
was born in Lexington, Mass., on a farm on the road to Concord, at a point 
known as "Fiske Hill," where there is now erected a tablet stating that a skir- 
mish was there had between the British and American forces, and the former 
repulsed. Wm. B. Fiske has often heard his great-grandmother give an account of 
her flight to the woods on that day, and upon her return to her dwelling she found 
an Acton man dead at the doorstep and a red coat dead at the well, each having 
killed the other. Wm. B. at his house in Plainfield, N. J., has an elegant portrait 
by Frothingham of his great-grandmother, with a panel at the corner picturing her 
home and showing the two bodies as stated. He was married to Elizabeth Bridge, 
daughter of Rev. Wm. Bridge of Chelmsford, Mass. She died, and he again mar- 
ried Nancy Adams. He moved to Boston in 1808 and was actively engaged in 
shipping, his sails whitening every sea, until 1848. In the year 1843 he returned 
to Lexington where he purchased a large farm on Lowell street, where he died. 
He was elected an alderman in Boston in 1843, and served as representative from 
1833 to 1838. He held a commission as justice and was always considered an 
upright and exemplary citizen. He d. Feb. 2, 1858; res. Lex., Boston, and Lex- 
ington, Mass. 

1342. i. JOHN MINOT, b. July 15, 1798; m. Eliza Winn. 

1343. ii. LOUISA, b. May 30, 1801: m. in Boston in 1826 Dr. Cyrus 

Briggs of Augusta, Me. He was b. Mar. 4, 1800; d. in Salem, 
Mass., June, 1871. She d. Dec. 4, 1890. Ch. : i, Sarah Louisa, 
b. Feb. 25, 1828; m. Rev. Wheelock Craig; ch., Annie Briggs, 
b. Feb. 6, 1853; m. George P. Dutton; Louise, b. May 30, 1885. 


2, Nancy Adams, b. Jan. 25, 1831; d. Aug. 4, 1882; m. George 
Parkman Denny Nov. 9, 1852, d. Jan. 23, 1885; ch., Arthur 
Briggs Denny, b. Apr. 24, 1855; res. Chestnut Hill, Brookline, 
Mass.; m. Frances Anna Gilbert, Nov. i, 1882; George Park- 
man Denny, b. June 2, 1887; Elizabeth Dennj^, b. Sept. 4, 1888. 

3, Elizabeth Church, b. Nov. 18, 1832; m. Aug., 1859, Wm. A. 
Dana. He was a banker; res. New Bedford, Mass., b. 1818; 
d. 1871; 3, ch.: Elizabeth, Willie A., Alice Louise, b. Aug. 24, 
1870. 4, Anne, b. July, 1843; d. May i, 185 1. 

1344. iii. CHARLES, b. Nov. 17, 1807; m. Abigail M. Hayden and Mrs. 

Elizabeth P. Davis. 

1345. iv. BENJAMIN, b. Oct. 15, 1811; d. June 18, 1812. 

1346. v, BENJAMIN, b. Nov. 20, 1820; m. Oct. 21, 1842, Maria Spear; 

res. New York City and Medford, Mass. 

751. SAMUEL FISKE (Aaron, Samuel, James, James, Phinehas, Thomas, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Newton, Mass., Nov. 19, 1766; m. 
there Frances Swan, b. Nov. 13, 1768, d. Apr. 12, 1865. He was a farmer. He d. 
Nov. 15, 1845; res. Claremont, N. H. 

1347. i. AARON, b. Mar. 23, 1801; m. Hannah Laughton and Hannah 


1348. ii. MINERVA, b. Apr. 19, 1804; m., and d. s. p. 

1349. iii. ORREN E., b. May 3, 1805. His son, A. O. Fiske; res. Lunen- 

burg, Mass. (see). 

1350. iv. WARREN DEXTER, b. ^lay 3, 1805. He has a son Charles 

in New York City. 

1351. v. SARAH, b. Dec. 23, 1806; m., and d. s. p. 

1352. vi. ATTERSON. b. Apr. 7, 1808; m. Catherine Lehman. 
1353- vii. ERASTUS, b. June i, 1808; m. Anna Perry. 

1354. viii. FANNIE S., b. Nov. 23, 1810; m. Jan. i. 1835, Daniel Perry; res. 

Newport, N. H. He was b. May 5, 1809; d. July 14, 1882; was 
a farmer. Ch.: George B. Perry, b. Sept. 6, 1833; m. Apr. 25, 
1858, Sarah Cowles; d. at Faribou, Miss., June 5, 1866. Mary 
J. Perry, b. Aug. 19, 1837; m. at Newport May 3, 1858; d. at 
Henniker. N. H., Apr. 23, 1881. Wm. H. Perry, b. Oct. 12, 
1840; m. Fannie S. Kidder Dec. 27, 1864, now residing at New- 
port, N. H. Frances M. Perry, b. Mar. 10, 1845 ; m. to Granvill 
Rowell. living at Auburn, Me. Edwin A. Perry, b. Sept. i, 
1844; d. in Wyoming Territory Sept. 28, 1869. Horace F. 
Perrv, b. Feb. 12, 1849; m. Sarah Adams, living at Hillsboro, 
N. H. 

1355. ix. LUCY. b. July 15, 1814; m. Shoals; res. C. A son War- 

ren res. in C. 

1356. X. ROXANNA, b. Feb. 14, 1819. Her dau. is Mrs. Melvin Fletcher 

of Croydon, N. H. 
1357- xi. OLIVE, b. Sept. 9. 1812. A son Albert Fiske res. in Boston. 

1358. xii. SAMUEL FRANKLIN, b. Feb. 9, 1814; m. Harriett Lehman. 

761. SAMUEL FISK (Thomas, Thomas, Samuel, James, Phinehas, 
Thomas, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Nov. 28, 1768, Pepperell, 
Mass.; m. Dublin, N. H., Jan. 17, 1793, Mary Twitchell, dau. of Samuel T., E^q., 
b. Jan. 23, 1771; d. Dec. 19, 1834. He w-as a farmer, settled in Dublin in 1791. 
He d. Oct. 18, 1844: res. Dublin, N. H. 

1359. i. ASA. b. May 8, 1794; d. Aug. 24, 1796. 

1360. ii. MARY, b. Oct. 19, 1795; m. Alay 7, 1828, William D. Cogswell, 

of Peterborough. N. H.. where he died. His widow resided 
later in Holly, N. Y. Ch.: i, William F., b. Jan. 27, 1829; d. 
June 27, 1847. 2, Francis D., b. June 10, 1830; ni., and resides 
in Holly; names of his children unknown. 3, Lucas, b. Dec. 
10, 1834. 4, James B., b. Jan. 13, 1838; d. May I, 1854. 

1361. iii. SAMUEL, b. Apr. i, 1797; m. Betsey Gleason. 

1362. iv. ASA. b. Feb. 16, 1799; m. Priscilla Ranstead. 

1363. v. ALICE WILSON, b. Sept. 16. 1800; m. Feb. 28, 1826, Elias 

Hardy; rev. to Walpole, N. H., Apr. 6, 1842, thence to Marl- 


borough, N. H. Ch.: i, Samuel Albert, b. Nov. i8, i8^7; m. 
Jan. 3, 1854, Sarah Ann Hall, and d. June 29, 1858, leaving a 
son named Alfred; res. in Boston. 2, Thomas Alfred, b. Nov. 
27, 1829; d. Oct. I, 1853. 3. Julia Sophia, b. Feb. 23, 1832; m. 
William JNl. Tenney of :\Iarlborough, N. II. 4. Mary Louisa, 
b. May 20. 1834; m. Amariah Sawtell. 5, Lucy Maria, b. June 

4, 1839. 6, Anna Elizabeth, b. June 8, 1844; m. Alvin Streeter. 
1364 vi. BETSEY, b. Sept. 21, 1802; m. June 9, 1829. Ephraim Foster; 

rev. to Walpole, N. H.. in 1832, and returned to Dublin in 
1842, where he d. in 1855. Ch.: i, Henry, b. Apr. 28, 1830; m. 
Caroline P. Fisk, and resided in Penn. 2, John, b. Nov. 9, 
1832; a graduate of Dartmouth College, and a teacher by pro- 
fession at Faribault. INIinn. 3. Frederick, b. Nov. 2, 1834; d. 
Sept. 14, 1836. 4, Andrew B., b. Feb. 26, 1837; d. June 22, 1859. 

5. Frederick, b. Jan. 6. 1839; d. Feb. 26, 1858. 

1365. vii. LOUISA, b. Oct. 17. 1804. 

1366. viii. JULIA T., b. July 22, 1808; m. Apr. 16, 1835, Edward Foster; 

rev. to Lexington, Mass.: d. in Dublin July 25, 1842. Ch.:i, 
Mary T.. m. Geo. H. Bennett; res. Burlington, Mass. 2, 
George, d. unm. 3, Deroy, m. and left 2 ch. 4, Julia A., d. 

1367. ix. AMOS T., b. Jan. 23, 181 1; d. May 29. 1814. 

762. ASA FISKE (Thomas. Thomas, Samuel. James. Phinehas, Thomas, 
Robert, Simon. Simon, William, Symond), b. Pepperell, Mass., July i, 1771; m. 
Aug. 4, 1800, Cynthia Mann, b. Marlboro. Mass.. Oct. 5. 1778; d. Aug. 30, 1858. 
Asa Fisk, Esq., settled in Dublin, N. H.. in 1801, where he resided till he died. He 
was by trade a mason, and for neatness and thoroughness in his work it is believed 
he was excelled by few. He was for many years in commission as justice of the 
peace, but never ofticiated in that capacity. He married Cynthia INIann, daughter 
of Nathan M. and granddaughter of Rev. Elijah Mann, a former minister of 
Wrentham, IMass. He d. Aug. 8, 1848; res. Dublin, N. H. 

n68. i. THOMAS, b. Dec. 29. 1802: m. Sophia Appleton. 

1369. ii. CYNTHIA \l.. b. Sept. 2, 1804; m. Oct. 11, 1838, Calvin Lear- 

ned, son of John W. Learned. Thev res. in Dublin. Ch. : I, 
Sarah E., b. Oct. 8, 1839: d. Mar. 4-5. 1846. 2, Sarah E., b. 
Feb. 15, 1841; d. Aug. 3, 1843. 3, Emeline S., b. Dec. 31, 1842; 
m. Nov. 28, 1867, Allison T. Mason, a merchant of Boston, but 
a native of Dublin; son of Cyrus and Abigail (Allison) Mason, 
b. Aug. 13, 1839. She d. in Boston, Mass., Jan. 16. 1883. Ch.: 
I. Lucclia Learned, b. in Dublin, N. H., July 9, 1870; m. Mar. 
20. 1895. Morton EUery Getchell; res. Dorchester, Mass. Mr. 
Learned d. in Dublin, Apr. i. 1880. Mrs. Learned d. in Bos- 
ton Jan. 30, 1882, while spending the winter with her daughter. 

1370. iii. ASA H.. b. Mar. 2^. 1812; m. Caroline Ranstead. 

1371. iv. SARAH, b. Sept. 30, 1815: d. unm. May 18, 1840. 

1372. V. AMOS, b. July 17. 1817; d. Aug. 15. 1819. 

•763. HON. LEVI FISK (Thomas. Thomas. Samuel. James, Phinehas, 
Thomas, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond). b. Feb. 16, 1775. Pepperell, 
Mass.; m, in 1799. Hannah Mellen, May 27. 1775-; d. July 22, 1861, in East Jaffrey. 
Hon. Levi Fisk was of Jafifrey, N. H. He was by trade a cooper, but was also 
engaged in farming. In his younger days, for many years in the winter season, 
he taught public schools and was thought to excel as a teacher. Subsequently he 
was much employed in public business, such as settling estates, surveying land, 
as a justice of the peace and quorum, as a selectman and representative of the 
town, and in 1835 and 1836 was state senator. He d. Aug. 16, 1857; res. JafTrey, 
N. H. 

1373. i. ADAMS, b. May 3. 1800 ; m. Mary Loring. 

1374. ii. MARY. b. Feb. 11. 1802; m. Jan. i. 1838, Elbridge Baldwin, and 

resided in JafTrey. Ch.: John E. F., b. July 21, 1842; m. Har- 
riette E. Pierce; res. Dublin, N. H. 


1375. iii. POLLY, b. Apr. 21, 1804; m. June 2. 1827, Eli Smith. She d. 

Apr. I, i860. He was b. Feb. 21, 1805; d. Jan. 2, 1852; was a 
farmer; res. East Jaffrey, N. H. Ch. : i. Eli A. Smith, b. Apr. 
22, 1828; d. May 15, 1877. 2, Mary A. Smith, b. Dec. 11, 1829; 
d. May 13, 1880; m. Isaac R. Chase in 1859; res. in East Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 3, Sarah A. Smith, b. Feb. 10, 1834; d. Dec. 9, 
1893; m. Charles W. Farnham in 1858; res. Newton, Mass. 4, 
Levi A. Smith, b. May 15, 1837: m. Annie R. Blood in 1866. 5, 
Nellie H., b. June 8, 1840; m. Daniel W. Parker, Aug. 31, 1863; 
res. Cambridgeport, Mass., 23 Western avenue. Ch. : Samuel 
Eli Parker, b. June 2. 1868; d. Sept. 26. 1868. 6, Julia A. 
Smith, b. May 11, 1842. 

1376. iv. PAliKER, b. Apr. 15. 1806; d. May 13. 1806. 

1377. V. AIR, b. Sept. 23, 1808: d. Oct. i, 1825. 

1378. vi. EMILY, b. May 12, 1812; m. James Harvey of Marlboro, N. H.; 

3 ch. She d. Aug. 28, 1844, and he rev. to Rochester, Minn. 
Ch.: I, Emma R., b. Apr. 28, 1839; d. Sept. 27, 1864. 2, Al- 
phonso H., b. Mar. 29. 1841. 3, James F., b. July 25, 1844. 

1379. vii. JOHN S., b. July 18. 1814; m. Anna Clark; u. Jan. 12, 1876. 

1380. viii. LUKE, b. Oct. 29, 1817; d. Dec. 10, 1819. " 

767. JOHN FISK (John. Thomas. Samuel. James. Phinehas. Thomas, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond). b. Groton, Mass., Mar. 9, 1779; m. 

He learned the mason's trade, worked in Boston and other places. He 

d. in Boston; res. Boston, ]\Iass. Had 3 ch.. i son and 2 girls. 

768. BENJAMIN FISK (Benjamin. Benjamin, John, John, Phinehas, 

Thomas, Robert, Simon, Simon, William. Symond), b. ; m. in Scituate, R. 

I., Dec. 3, 1758, Hannah Hammond. He d. Dec. 9. 1785: res. Scituate, R. I. 

1381. i. BENONI, b. in 1768; m. Barbara Colvin. 

1382. ii. BENJAMIN, b. July, 1770; m. Freelove Colvin and Polly Tay- 


1383. iii. REUBEN, b. May 10, 1765: m. Patty Wait. 

1384. iv. NANCY, b. ; m. Israel Phillips and d. s. p. 

772. REV. NATHANIEL FISK (Benjamin, Benjamin. John, John. Phine- 
has, Thomas, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. prob. in Rhode Island 

in 1735; m. prob. in Rhode Island Anna , d. in Danby, Vt., about 1770; 

m. 2d, in Danby, Lois Rowley, d. Danby, Vt., about 1783; m. 3d, Sylvia ;-, 

d. about 1785; m. 4th, Sarah Arnold, b. 1753, d. at Brandon 1803. Rev. Nathaniel 
Fiske was born probably in Rhode Island. Soon after his first marriage, and 
shortly before the Revolutionary war, he moved to Vermont and located in 1768 
in Danby. He was a Quaker preacher, and like all others of this particular 
belief, did not believe in war, and was for peace first, last and all the time. When 
the colonies had determined to be free and independent and throw oflf the yoke 
of British oppression, the Quaker exhorter did not lend his aid or even influence, 
and stoutly maintained that he would not participate in the war for independence. 
As a result the town of Danby confiscated his entire property, of which he was 
possessed of quite a little for those days. He made the statement to the authorities 
then and there that he would live to be a wealthy man once more; they could 
kill him if they saw fit. but the day would come when they would be penniless. 
He moved to Brandon, followed farming, and died in 1816, having amassed a 
large amount of property. He was grandfather of Hon. Stephen Arnold Doug- 
lass. Rev. Nathaniel Fisk was buried on his farm in the family burying ground. 
The writer had an examination made of the little God's acre, but no monument 
or headstone marks his last resting place. It was his wich, it is said, not to have 
any stone or slab at his grave. He d. in 1807: res. Danby and Brandon, Vt. 

1385. i. SEMANTHA. b. ; m. Stephen Smith; res. Sharon, Vt. 

Ch. : Lois, Silva, Jeremiah and Alma. The ch. moved to Mich. 

1386. ii. RUFUS, b. July 30, 1777: m. Polly Tower. 

1387. iii. BATEMAN, b. Sept. 19. 1780; m. Sarah Winchester. 

1388. iv. SYLVIA, b. Jan. 15. 1784; d. of a fever, unm. 

1389. V. EBER. b. Aug. 10. 1771; m. Betsey Gratten and Martha Bigelow. 



1390. VI. 

1391. vii. 

1392. viii. 


NATHANIEL, b. Nov. i, 1766; m. Hannah Smith. 
EDWARD, b. Dec. 3, 1787; m. Emily Granger. 
SARAH, b. Mar. 24, 1789; m. Jan. 10, 1811, Dr. Stephen A. 
Douglas. He was b. in Stephentown, N. Y., in 1781; d. at 

Brandon, Vt., July i, 1813. She 
d. May 30, 1869. Ch.: i, Sarah, 
b. Oct. 29, 181 1 ; m. Feb. 14, 
1830, Julius N. Granger, b. June 
22, 1810, d. Mar. 28, 1884. He 
was a farmer, and for 32 years 
a government official; res. Clif- 
ton Spa, N. Y. ; ch., Adelaide 
B. Granger, b. Nov. 24, 1836; 
m. May 25, 1858; d. Apr. 12, 
i860. Emma C. Granger, b. 
Aug. 20, 1839; m- Sept. 13, i860; 
P. O. Clifton Spa, N. Y. 2. 
Stephen Arnold, b. Apr. 23, 

1813; m. Apr. 7, 1847, 

; m. 2d, Nov. 20, 1856, 

. He d. June 3, 

1861; ch., Robert M.; res. 
Greensboro, N. C. Stephen A., 
Jr., attorney at law, unm.; res. 
Chicago, 111. 
That branch of the Douglas family from which the sub- 
ject of this sketch is a descendant emigrated from Scotland, 
and settled at New London, in the province of Connecticut, 
during the earlier period of our colonial settlements. One of 
the two brothers who first came to America subsequently re- 
moved from New London, and settled in Maryland, on the 
banks of the Potomac, not very distant from the site ot the 
present city of Washington. His descendants, now very nu- 
merous, are to be found in Virginia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, 
and other southern states. The other brother remained at 
New London, and his descendants are scattered over New 
England, New York, Pennsylvania and the northwestern 
states. Dr. Stephen A. Douglas was born at Stephentown, 
in Rensselaer County, New York, and when quite a youth 
removed with his parents to Brandon, Rutland County, Vt., 
where, after his regular course at Middlebury College, he stud- 
ied medicine, and became distinguished in his profession. His 
wife was the daughter of an extensive farmer in Brandon, by 
whom he had two children — the first a daughter, and the sec- 
ond a son, Stephen A., Jr. On the first of July, 1813, without 
any previous illness or physical warning, he died suddenly of 
a disease of the heart. At the very moment of his attack and 
of his death, he was playing with the daughter at hi-s knees, 
and holding his son Stephen A. in his arms. 

In 1813 the country was at war with Great Britain — had 
undertaken a war with the most powerful nation in the world; 
at that time the United States, with an unprotected coast, with 
an overbearing, and insulting, and powerful enemy menacing 
both seaboard and frontier; wath hostile navies swarming upon 
the lakes, and commanding every sea where the enterprise of 
American commerce had imfurled a sail, and veteran armies, 
fresh from Continental fields of renown, landing on our shores 
— at that time when the infant republic, trusting in the justice 
of her cause, had risked everything to preserve the sacred 
principle that an American citizen, no matter where he might 
be, who stood upon an American deck, was to be secured, at 
all hazards, in all the great rights guaranteed to hirn by the 
Constitution of his country — while this war was waging, and 



while the contest between absolute power and popular right 
was maintained with fire and sword from Detroit to Key 
West, in the midst of this struggle, on the 23d day of April, 
1813, was born Stephen A. Douglas, who forty-one years 
thereafter became the great champion of that same sacred 
principle — not, indeed, in behalf of the gallant men who tread 
the decks of the American fleets, but in behalf of those other 
and no less gallant heroes — the pioneers of American progress, 
the founders of American states, the builders of American sov- 
ereignties — the people of the American territories. 

The grandmothers, maternal and paternal, of Mr. Doug- 
las, were of the name of Arnold, and were both descended 
from William Arnold, who was one of the associates of Roger 
Williams in founding the colony of Rhode Island, and whose 
son was appointed governor of that colony by Charles the 
second, when he granted the famous charter under which the 
state continued to be governed until even after the establish- 
ment of the American Union, and until the adoption a few 
years later of the present constitution of Rhode Island. The 
descendants of Governor Arnold are at this day very numer- 
ous in Rhode Island, and, indeed, throughout the whole coun- 


Immediately after the death of Dr. Douglas, his widow, 
with her two children, removed from their native village to a 
farm about three miles in the country, where she resided with 
her bachelor brother, Mr. Fisk, on their patrimonial estate. 

From his earliest childhood, Stephen was raised to a reg- 
ular course of life, attending the district school during the 
winter seasons, and working steadily on the farm the residue of 
each year. When fifteen years of age, finding that a number of 
his schoolmates of his own years were about to enter the acad- 
emy to prepare for college, he applied to his uncle, whom he 
had always been taught to respect as a father for permission 
and means to enable him to take the same course.^ This re- 
quest was made in pursuance of an understanding which he sup- 


posed had existed in the family from his earUest recollection, 
that he was to be educated and sent to college; so strongly 
was this plan for the future impressed upon his mind, that it 
had never occurred to him that his uncle's marriage a year pre- 
vious, and the very recent birth of an heir to his estate, had in 
the least changed their respective relations; nor had he seen 
in these events that cloud which was to darken the hitherto 
bright visions which had stimulated his youthful ambition. 
An afifectionate remonstrance against the folly of abandoning 
the farm for the uncertainties of a professional life, accompa- 
nied by a gentle intimation that he had a family of his own to 
support, and therefore did not feel able to bear the expense of 
educating other persons' children, was the response made to 
the boy's request. Instantly the eyes of young Douglas were 
opened to his real condition in life. He saw at once that he 
could not command the means requisite for acquiring a col- 
legiate education without exhausting the only resources upon 
Vt'hich his mother and sister must rely; he also saw that if he 
remained on the farm with his uncle until he became of age, 
he would then be thrown upon the world without a profession 
or a trade by which he could sustain them and himself. Real- 
izing the full force of these considerations, and perceiving for 
the first time that he must rely upon himself for the future, 
he determined to leave the farm and at once learn a mechanical 
trade, that being the most promising and certain reliance for 
the future. Bidding farewell to his. mother and sister, he set 
ofif on foot to engage personally in the great combat of life; 
on that same day he walked fourteen miles, and before night 
was regularly indentured as an apprentice to a cabinet-maker 
in Middlebury. He worked at his trade with energy and 
enthusiasm for about two years, the latter part of the time at a 
.shop in Brandon, and gained great proficiency in the art, dis- 
playing remarkable mechanical skill; but, in consequence of 
feeble health, and a frame unable to bear the continued labor 
of the shop, he was reluctantly compelled to abandon a busi- 
ness in which all his hopes and pride had been centered, and to 
which he had become sincerely attached. He had often been 
heard to say, since he had been distinguished in the councils 
of the nation, that the happiest days of his life had been spent 
in the workshop, and, had his health and strength been equal 
to the task, no consideration on earth could have induced 
him to have abandoned it, either for professional or political 

He entered the academy of his native town, and com- 
menced a course of classical studies, to which he devoted 
himself for about twelve months with all that energy and 
enthusiasm which were a part of his nature. 

In the meantime his sister had married Julius N. Granger, 
Esq., of Ontario County, New York, and shortly afterward 
his mother was married to Gehazi Granger, Esq., father of 
Julius, and at the close of his first year at Brandon Academy, 
young Douglas, at the earnest solicitation of his mother and 
stepfather, removed with them to their home near Canan- 
daigua, New York. He at once became a stud-jnt at that 
place — an institution which for more than half a century has 
been celebrated for its thorovigh academical course of studies, 
and for the large number of eminent professional men and 
statesmen whose names once appeared on her catalogue. 

In December, 1832, he began the study of law; but, find- 
ing that his mother would be unable to support him through 
the long course of legal studies prescribed by the state, he 
determined upon going to the west, and on the 24th of 
June, 1833. set out for Cleveland, O., where he was danger- 


ously ill with fever for four months. He then visited Cin- 
cinnati, Louisville, St. Louis and Jacksonville, 111., but failed 
to obtain employment. Finding his money exhausted, he 
walked to Winchester, where he arrived at night with only 
thirty-seven and a half cents. Here he secured three days' 
employment as a clerk to an auctioneer at an administrator's 
sale, and was paid six dollars. During the sale he made so 
favorable an impression that he at once obtained a school of 
about forty pupils, whom he taught for three months. Dur- 
ing this time he studied law at night, and on Saturdays prac- 
ticed before justices of the peace. 

In March, 1834, he removed to Jacksonville, obtained 
his license, and began the regular practice of law. Two 
weeks thereafter he addressed a large Democratic meeting 
in defense of Gen. Jackson's administration. In a short 
sketch of his early life written in 1838, from which the fore- 
going facts have been taken, Mr. Douglas thus spoke of this 
event: "The excitement was intense, and I was rather severe 
in my remarks upon the opposition. . . . The next week 
the 'Patriot,' the organ of the opposition, devoted two entire 
columns to me and my speech, and continued the same 
course for two or three successive weeks. The necessary 
consequence was that I immediately became kno\yn to every 
man in the county, and was placed in such a situation as to be 
supported by one party and opposed by the other. . . . 
Within one week thereafter I received for collection demands 
to the amounts of thousands of dollars from persons I had 
never seen or heard of. . . . How foolish, how impolitic, 
the indiscriminate abuse of political opponents whose humble 
condition or insignificance prevents the possibility of injury, 
and who may be greatly benefited by the notoriety thus 
acquired! . . . Indeed, I sincerely doubt whether I owe 
most to the kind and efficient support of my friends (and no 
man similarly situated ever had better and truer friends), 
or to the violent, reckless, and imprudent opposition of my 
enemies." During the remainder of the canvass Mr. Douglas 
bore a prominent part, and on the assembling of the legis- 
lature, although not yet twenty-two years of age, he was 
elected attorney-general, an officer who then, in addition 
to' his other duties, rode the metropolitan circuit. His 
opponent was Gen. John J. Hardin. This office he resigned 
in December, 1835, having been elected to the lower house 
of the Legislature, of which he was the youngest member. 
The mental vigor and capacity he there displayed, m strikmg 
contrast with his physical frame, which was then very 
slight, won for him the title of the "Little Giant," which 
followed him through life. In 1837 he was appointed register 
of the land office at Springfield. In 1838 he was the Demo- 
cratic candidate for Congress; but his opponent was declared 
elected by a majority of five votes. Over fifty votes cast for 
Mr. Douglas were rejected by the canvassers because his 
name was misspelled. In December, 1840, he was appointed 
secretary of state of Illinois, and in the following February 
elected a judge of the supreme court. Here his decision of 
character was shown in the trial of Joseph Smith, the Mor- 
mon prophet. A mob had taken possession of the court 
room, intending to lynch the prisoner, and the officers of. 
the court appeared powerless. In this emergency Judge 
Douglas saw a bystander idly looking on, whose great 
strength and desperate courage were well known. Above 
the shouts of the rioters rose the voice of the judge appoint- 
ing this man a special officer and directing him to select his 
deputies and clear the court room. In ten minutes order 
was restored. 


In 1843 Judge Douglas was elected to Congress by a 
majority of 400, and he was re-elected in 1844 by 1,900 and 
again in 1846 by over 3,000; but before the term began he 
was chosen United States senator, and took his seat in the 
Senate, March 4, 1847. He was re-elected in 1852 and 1858, 
and had served fourteen years in that body at the time of 
his death. His last senatorial canvass was remarkable from 
his joint discussions with Abraham Lincoln. Each was con- 
ceded to be the leader of his party and the fittest exponent 
of its principles, and the election of one or the other to the 
Senate was the real issue of the contest, which was for 
members of the Legislature. Mr. Buchanan's administration 
was understood to be hostile to Mr. Douglas. The result 
of the election showed a Republican popular majority of 
4,000; but the Democrats returned a majority of eight mem- 
bers to the Legislature, which secured Senator Douglas' re- 
election. In 1852, at the Democratic national convention in 
Baltimore, he was strongly supported for the presidential 
nomination, receiving a plurality on the thirtieth ballot. In 
1856 he was again a candidate at the Democratic national 
convention in Cincinnati, his friends throughout the con- 
vention controlling more than enough votes to prevent any 
nomination under the two-thirds rule. On the sixteenth ballot 
he received 121 votes; but, as he was opposed to the principle 
of the two-thirds rule, he at once withdrew in favor of 
Buchanan, who had received a majority, thus securing his 
nomination. At the Democratic national convention in 
Charleston in i860, on the first ballot he received 145^ votes 
out of 252I/2 cast. On the twenty-third ballot he received 
152^ votes, which was not only a large majority of the votes 
cast, but also a majority of all those entitled to representation. 
The convention having adjourned to Baltimore, he received 
on the first ballot 173^ out of 190^ votes cast. On the 
second ballot he received i8i!!/2 votes of 194^, and his nomi- 
nation was then made unanimous. The seceding delegates 
nominated John C. Breckinridge. Abraham Lincoln was 
the nominee of the Republican party, and John Bell of the 
Constitutional Union party. Of the electoral votes only 
twelve were cast for Douglas, although he received 1,375,157 
of the popular votes distributed through every state in the 
Union. Mr. Lincoln received 180 electoral votes and 1,866,352 
popular votes. From the age of twenty-one till his death, 
with the exception of about two years, Mr. Douglas' entire 
life was devoted to the public service. During his congres- 
sional career his name was prominently associated with numer- 
ous important measures, many of which were the offspring 
of his own mind or received its controlling impress. In the 
House of Representatives he maintained that the title of the 
United States to the whole of Oregon up to latitude 54 deg. 
40 min. N. was "clear and unquestionable." He declared that 
he "never would, now or hereafter, yield up one inch of 
Oregon, either to Great Britain or any government." He advo- 
cated the policy of giving notice to terminate the joint occupa- 
tion, of establishing a territorial government over Oregon pro- 
tected by a sufifieient military force, and of putting the country 
at once in a state of preparation, so that if war should result 
from the assertion of our just rights we might drive "Great 
Britain and the last vestiges of royal authority from the con- 
tinent of North America, and make the United States an 
ocean-bound republic." In advocating the bill refunding 
the fine imposed on Gen. Jackson by Judge Hall, he said: 
"I maintain that, in the exercise of the power of proclaiming 
martial law. Gen. Jackson did not violate the constitution 


nor assume to himself any authority not fully authorized and 
legalized by his position, his duty, and the unavoidable neces- 
sity of the case. . . . His power was commensurate with his 
duty, and he was authorized to use the means essential to 
its performance. . . . There are exigencies in the history 
of nations when necessity becomes the paramount law, to 
which all other considerations must yield." Gen. Jackson 
personally thanked Mr. Douglas for this speech, and a copy 
of it was found among Jackson's papers endorsed by him: 
"This speech constitutes my defense." Mr. Douglas was 
among the earliest advocates of the annexation of Texas, and, 
after thq treaty for that object had failed in the Senate, he 
introduced joint resolutions having practically the same effect. 
As chairman of the committee on territories in 1846, he re- 
ported the joint resolution by which Texas was declared to 
be one of the United States, and he vigorously supported the 
administration of President Polk in the ensuing war with 
Mexico. He was for two years chairman of the committee 
on territories in the House (then its most important com- 
mittee in view of the slavery question), and became, chairman 
of the same committee in the Senate immediately upon enter- 
ing that body. This position he held for eleven years, until 
removed in December, 1858, on account of his opposition to 
some of the measures of President Buchanan's administra- 
tion. During this time he reported and carried through 
the bills organizing the territories of Minnesota, Oregon, 
New Mexico, Utah, Washington, Kansas and Nebraska, and 
also those for the admission of the states of Iowa, Wisconsin, 
California, Minnesota and Oregon. 

On the question of slavery in the territories he early took 
the position, which he consistently maintained, that Congress 
should not interfere, but that the people of each state and 
territory should be allowed to regulate their dornestic_ insti- 
tutions to suit themselves. In accordance with this principle 
he opposed the Wilmot proviso when it passed the House 
of Representatives in 1847, and afterward in the Senate when 
it was offered as an amendment to the bill for the organization 
of the territory of Oregon. Although opposed to the prm- 
ciples involved in the Missouri compromise, he preferred, as 
it had been so long acquiesced in, to carry it out in good 
faith rather than expose the country to renewed sectional 
agitation; and hence, in August, 1848, he offered an amend- 
ment to the Oregon bill, extending the Missouri compromise 
line to the Pacific coast, thus prohibiting slavery in all the 
territory north of the parallel of 36 deg. 30 min., and by 
implication tolerating it south of that line. This amendment 
was adopted by the Senate by a large majority, receiving the 
support of every southern and several northern senators, 
but was defeated in the House by nearly a sectional vote. 
This action of the House of Representatives, which Mr. 
Douglas regarded as a practical repudiation of the principle 
of the Missouri compromise, together with the refusal of the 
Senate to prohibit slavery in all the territories, gave rise to 
the sectional agitation of 1849-50, which was temporarily 
quieted by the legislation known as the "compromise measures 
of 1850" the most famous of which was the fugitive-slave 
law (see Clay, Henry, vol. I, page 644)- Mr. Douglas 
strongly supported these measures, the first four having been 
originally reported by him from the committee on territories. 
The two others, including the fugitive-slave law, were added 
by the committee of thirteen, and the measures were re- 
ported back to its chairman, Henry Clay. On his return to 
Chicago, the city council passed resolutions denouncing him 


as a traitor, and the measures as violations of the law of 
God and the Constitution; enjoining the city police to dis- 
regard the laws, and urging the citizens not to obey them. 
The next evening a large meeting of citizens was held, at 
which it was resolved to "defy death, the dungeon and the 
grave," in resistance to the execution of the law. Mr. Douglas 
immediately appeared upon the stand, and announced that on 
the following evening he would speak at the same place in 
defence of his course. Accordingly, on Oct. 23, he defended 
the entire series of measures in a speech in which he defined 
their principles as follows: "These measures are predicted 
upon the great fundamental principle that every people ought 
to possess the right of framing and regulating their own in- 
ternal concerns and domestic institutions in their own 
way. . . . These things are all confided by the Constitu- 
tion to each state to decide for itself, and I know of no reason 
why the same principle should not be extended to the terri- 
tories." This constituted the celebrated doctrine of "Popular 
Sovereignty." sometimes called by its opponents "squatter 
sovereignty" (see Butts, Isaac). At the close of the speech 
the meeting unanimously resolved to sustain all the com- 
promise measures, including the fugitive-slave law, and on 
the following evening the common council repealed their 
nullifying resolutions by a vote of twelve to one. In Decem- 
ber, 1853, Mr. Douglas reported his celebrated bill to organize 
the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, which formed the 
issues upon which the Democratic and Republican parties 
became arrayed against each other. The passage of this bill 
caused intense excitement in the non-slaveholders' states, and 
Mr. Douglas, as its author was bitterly denounced. He said 
that he travelled from Washington to Chicago by the light of 
his own burning effigies. The controversy turned upon the 
following provision repealing the Missouri compromise: 
"Which, being inconsistent with the principle of non-inter- 
vention by Congress with slavery in the states and territories, 
as recognized by the legislation of 1850 (commonly called 
the compromise measures) is hereby declared inoperative and 
void; it being the true intent and meaning of this act not to 
legislate slavery into any territory or state, nor to exclude it 
therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to 
form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own 
way, subject only to the Constitution of the United States." 
In the Congressional session of 1857-58 he denounced and 
opposed the Lecompton constitution on the ground that "it 
was not the act of the people of Kansas and did not embody 
their will." 

Mr. Douglas was remarkably successful in promoting the 
inteiests of his own state during his Congressional career. 
In 1848 he introduced the passage of the bill granting to the 
state of Illinois the alternate sections of land along the line 
of the Illinois Central railroad, which so largely contributed 
to developing the resources and restoring the credit of the 
state. He was one of the earliest and warmest advocates of a 
railroad to the Pacific. In foreign policy he opposed the 
treaty with England limiting the territory of Oregon to the 
forty-ninth parallel. He also opposed the Trist peace treaty 
with Mexico. He opposed the ratification of the Clayton- 
Bulwer treaty, chiefly because it pledged the faith of the 
United States never to annex, colonize, or exercise dominion 
over any part of Central America. He maintained that the 
isthmus routes must be kept open as highways to the American 
possessions on the Pacific; that the time would come when the 
United States would be compelled to occupy Central America; 



and declared that he would never pledge the faith of the 
republic not do in the future what its interests and safety 
might require. He also declared himself in favor of the 
acquisition of Cuba whenever it could be obtained consist- 
ently with the laws of nations and the honor of the United 

In 1855 he introduced a bill for the relief of the United 
States Supreme Court, giving circuit court powers to the dis- 
trict courts, requiring all the district judges in each circuit 
court to meet once a year as an intermediate court of appeals 
under the presidence of a justice of the supreme court, and 
providing for appeals from the district courts to these inter- 
mediate courts, and thence to the supreme court, in cases in- 
volving large amounts. In 1857 he declared that the only 
solution of the Mormon question in Utah was to "repeal the 
organic act absolutely and unconditionally, blotting out of 
existence the territorial government, and bringing Utah under 
the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the United States." 

In 1858 and again in i860, he visited the Southern states, 
and made many speeches. Everywhere he boldly denied the 
right of secession, and maintained that, while this was a union 
of sovereign states independent of all local matters, they were 
bound together in an indissoluble compact by the Constitution, 
which established a national government inherently possessing 
all powers essential to its own preservation. During the ex- 
citing session of 1860-61, Mr. Douglas, as a member of the 
committee of thirteen, and on the floor of the Senate, labored 
incessantly to avert civil war by any reasonable measures of 
adjustment, but at the beginning of hostilities he threw the 
whole weight of his influence in behalf of the Union, and 
gave Mr. Lincoln's administration an unfaltering support. 
In public speeches he denounced secession as crime and mad- 
ness, and declared that, in the new system of resistance by 
the sword and bayonet the result of the ballot-box shall pre- 
vail in this country, "the history of the United States is already 
written in the history of Mexico." He said that "no one could 
be a true Democrat without being a patriot." In an address 
to the Legislature of Illinois, delivered at its unanimous re- 
quest, he urged the oblivion of all party differences, and ap- 
pealed to his political friends and opponents to unite in sup- 
port of the government. In a letter dictated for publication 
during his last illness, he said that but one course was left 
for patriotic men, and that was to sustain the government 
against all assailants. On his deathbed his last coherent words 
expressed an ardent wish for the preservation of the Union, 
and his dying message to his sons was to "obey the laws and 
uphold the Constitution." 

Mr. Douglas was somewhat below the middle height, but 
strongly built, and capable of great mental and physical exer- 
tion. He was a ready and powerful speaker, discarding orna- 
ment in favor of simplicity and strength. Few equaled him in 
personal influence over the masses of the people, and none 
inspired more devoted friendship. While considering it the 
duty of Congress to protect the rights of the slave-holding 
states, he was opposed to slavery itself. His first wife was 
the only child of a large slave-holder, who, in his last will 
provided that, if Mrs. Douglas should die without issue, all 
her slaves should be freed and removed to Liberia at the ex- 
pense of her estate, saying further that this provision was 
in accordance with the wishes of Judge Douglas, who would 
not consent to own a slave. He married April 7, 1847, Martha, 
daughter of Col. Robert Martin, of Rockingham county, 
N. C, by whom he had three children, two of whgm, Robert 



M., and Stephen A., both lawyers, are Hving (1887). She 
died Jan. 19, 1853. He married Nov. 20, 1856, Adele, daughter 
of James Madison Cutts, of Washington, D. C, who is now 
the wife of Gen. Robert Williams, U. S. A. The spot on the 
bank of Lake Michigan in Chicago that Mr. Douglas had 
reserved for his future home was bought from his widow by 
the state, and there his remains lie under a magnificent monu- 
ment begun by private subscriptions and completed by the 
state of Illinois. It is surmounted by a statue executed by- 
Leonard Volk. His life was written by James W. Sheehan 
(New York, i860,) and by Henry M. Flint (Philadelphia, 


a '.1 



Mrs. Robert Williams, wife of the general of that name, 
has had a romantic and interesting life and has been blessed 
with numerous homes which are all historic and famous. Mrs. 
Williams was, previously, the wife of Stephen A. Douglas. 

When she was a girl she was known in Washington as 
"beautiful Addie Cutts." Her grandmother was a sister of 
President Madison's lovely wife, and her father, James Madison 
Cutts, was second comptroller of the treasury, while her mother 
was a Maryland belle and beauty. Adele Cutts, now Mrs. 
WilHams, was born in the Cutts home, a stuccoed house on 
H street and Lafayette square, built early in the present 
century. When she was a baby her parents moved to an- 
other house. The homestead was taken by President Madi- 
son on a mortgage and after his death his widow lived 
in it. It is always spoken of as the Dolly Madison house, 


its first owner, who lived in it longest, rarely being mentioned. 
it is now the home of the Cosmos club. 

When Adele Cutts entered society she became a belle 
on account of her beauty and brilliancy. Stephen A. Doug- 
las, the young senator from Illinois, wooed and won her. 
They went to live in a gray, grouted brick house in a walled 
and terraced garden, a quaint old house, once a country 
place. Twenty-one years ago two houses were made of 
this and the grounds covered with new buildings. Soon 
after his marriage Senator Douglas built a new home — a 
large, plain brick house with a ball room at the back. Dur- 
ing the war it was used as a hospital and is now the home 
of Cardinal Satolli. When Stephen A. Douglas died his 
wife and family went back to the old house, the gray one in 
the terraced garden, to live. 

After the war closed Mrs. Douglas married Gen. Robert 
Williams. It was a love match and they were a handsome 
couple. Soon after the wedding he was sent west and they 
divided their time between Fort Leavenworth, Omaha and 
Chicago until about five years ago, when they went to 
Washington, Gen-. Williams having retired. They took a 
new and handsome house on Hillyer place, unpacked treas- 
ured pictures and books stored because they were too heavy 
to carry around the country and stayed there a couple of 
years. At present they are in another house. • 

There are six children in the family — three boys and 
three girls. The eldest son is in the navy and the youngest 
went west the other day to try his luck at making a fortune. 
Two daughters are in society and are very popular. One is 
a striking brunette, the other a pure blonde with a fine com- 
plexion and masses of golden hair. The baby of the family 
is 14 and promises to be a second edition of her mother. 
Mrs. Williams has not changed much these years. Her 
. heavy dark hair is lightly touched with gray and she wears 

it combed plainly back as when she .was a girl. Her large, 
dark eyes are kindly and show her gentle disposition. Her 
head is finely poised and, although she is a quiet dresser, 
she has a stately air about her which makes strangers pause 
to look at her again and ask who she is. 

She has many treasures in her home. There are a num- 
ber of family portraits and some rare old china, one set 
being of white sprayed in green which was used by her 
grandmother. Quaint chairs and inlaid tables, one of them 
having the portraits of Italian poets on it, marbles and bric- 
a-brac make her home a beautiful one. 

m. HON. DANIEL FISKE (Daniel, Benjamin, John, John, Phinehas, 
Thomas, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Relioboth, Mass., Apr. 28, 
1753; m. in Cranston Apr. 13, 1785, Freelove Knight, dau. of Stephen and Mary 
(Manchester) Knight, b. Jan. 21, 1766. She m. for 2d husband a man by the name 
of Thomas; d. May 20, 1819. He was a member of the Rhode Island Legislature; 
d. May 5, 1810; res. Scituatc, R. I. 

1393- ix. DAVID, b. about 1763; m. Faith Doty. 
X. ANNA, b. Aug. 6, 1773. 

1394. i. RHODA, b. Nov. 20, 1786; d. unm. July 13, 1872. 

1395. ii. CELIA, b. Feb. 17, 1788; m. Nov. 16, 1815, Stephen Burlingame, 

of Scituate. She d. May 7, 1859. Ch.: all (probably) born in 
Coventry, R. I.: i, Dilly, b. Jan. 6, 1817; d. Jan. 27, 1820. 2, 
Stephen, b. Dec. 3, 1819; d. Nov. 15, 1890; m. Oct. 30, 1841, 
Elsie Maria Tillinghast, b. Jan. 3, 1820; d. May 20, 1884, (3 ch.), 
dau. of Pardon and Sarah (Waite) Tillinghast of Killingly, 
Conn. Colonel Stephen (7) Burlingame (Stephen (6), Ebenezer 
(5), Stephen (4), Ballingston (3), John (2), Roger (i),), son of 
Stephen and (Celia Fiske) Burlingame, was born in Killingly, 


Conn., Dec. 3, 1819. When he was three years of age his par- 
ents moved to the old Burlingame homestead in Coventry, R. 
I., where he passed his boyhood and early manhood. He en- 
joyed the advantages which the common schools had to give, 
and as he showed a peculiar aptitude for military affairs he 
was proffered a cadetship at West Point, but the death of his 
father made it necessary for him to abandon his cherished 
desires, and at the age of eighteen he took his father's place 
at the head of the family and managed a large estate success- 
fully. At the age of seventeen he joined the militia as pri- 
vate. He was promoted in 1837 to sergeant, 1838 to lieuten- 
ant, 1841 to captain, 1841 to lieutenant-colonel, and subse- 
quently colonel, when he was twenty-one years old. He was 
in command during the state embroglio entitled the Dorr 
war, "being active in the field for the suppression of the re- 
bellion. He was a firm disciplinarian, and conspicuous for his 
athletic build. About 1857 he, with his family, moved to 
East Greenwich, R. I., and became associated with the Provi- 
dence Conference Seminary, and was one of its staunchest 
friends and supporters. He held various town offices, and in 
1868-9 represented his district in the Rhode Island Senate. 
Having a mechanical turn of mind he made several valuable 
inventions, among which may be mentioned a packing for 
steam pipes, which has been in universal use for thirty years, 
a method by which illuminating gas is manufactured in one- 
fifth of the time formerly required; a system of sewerage, and 
other minor inventions, all of which are in common use at the 
present time in their respective spheres of practicability. 
Colonel Burlingame was a quiet man, thoughtful and reflective 
in disposition, conscientious and upright in character. He 
was deacon of the Baptist Church many years. On Oct. 30, 
1841, he married Miss Elsie Maria Tillinghast, who died May 
20, 1884, by whom he had three daughters, Anne Eliza, Adeline 
King and Sarah Maria. In 1888 he was married to Miss Ruth 
M. Spencer. He died Nov. 15, 1890, at East Greenwich, and 
is interred in the family burying ground at that place. 3 ch., 
all born in Coventry, R. I.: a, Anne Eliza Burlingame, b. Sept. 
20, 1842; m. Aug. 21, 1865, Charles Edwin Guild, son of Har- 
mon and ( ) Guild of Attleboro, Mass.; no children; 

d. Feb. I, 1885, at East Greenwich, R. I. b, Adeline King 
Burlingame, b. Aug. 11, 1845; m. Aug., 1866, Wilfred Parkins 
Taylor, b. Lowell, Mass., 1839, d. Lowell, Mass., Sept. i, 1887, 
son of Peter and Catharine (Burbank) Taylor, of Lowell, 
Mass.; ch. : Harry Burlingame Taylor, b. Sept. 19, 1867, in 
Lowell, Mass.; Alice Burnette Taylor, b. in Lowell, Mass., 
May 8, 1871; d. Bethlehem, N. H., Sept., 1875; res. Lowell, 
Mass. c, Sarah Maria Burlingame, b. Feb. 10, 1854; n^- Dec. 
12, 1877, Prentiss Webster, b. in Lowell, Mass., May 24, 185 1, 
son of Mai. Wm. Prentiss and Susan (Hildreth) Webster. 
Prentiss (7) Webster (Wm. (6) Prentiss, Humphrey (5), Israel 
(4), John (3), John (2), Thomas (ii) was born in Lowell, 
Mass., May 24, 185 1. He was graduated from the Lowell pub- 
lic schools, and fitted for Harvard College. In 1869 he went 
to Germany with his father, who had received the appointment 
of Consul General of the United States at Frankfort-on-the- 
Main. He there attended the University of Heidelberg, and 
subsequently the University of Strassburg, from which institu- 
tion he was graduated. In 1873 he was appointed United 
States Consul at Mayence in Germany, which position he held 
until 1877, when he resigned to return to Massachusetts in 
order to pursue the study of the law. While in Europe he 
traveled extensively, and familiarized himself with the German 
and French languages. In 1880 he was admitted to the bar, 


and since that time has been in active practice with offices 
in Lowell and in Boston. He has written extensively for the 
pi-ess and law magazines, and in 1890 published a work known 
as the "Law of Citizenship," and m 1895 published the "Law of 
Naturalization;" also a genealogy of "One Branch of the 
Webster Family." He was for several years a member of the 
City Hall Commission of the city of Lowell, and published its 
reports. In 1895 he received the degree of A. M. from Dart- 
mouth College. Ch., all born in Lowell, Mass.: Susan Hil- 
dreth Webster, b. Jan. 2, 1879. Adiline Burlingame Webster, 
b. Mar. 18. 1883; d. Feb. 28, 1887, in Lowell. Prentiss Bur- 
lingame Webster, b. Jan. 6, 1885; d. Sept. 15, 1885, in Lowell. 
Helen Burlingame Webster, b. June 13, 1886. Dorothy Web- 
ster, b. Nov. 23, 1888; res. Lowell, Mass. 3, Celia, b. July 23. 
1821; d. about 1851; m. Jason Vaughn; 4 ch. 4, George, b. 
Oct. 2, 1823; d. Nov. 19, 1870; m. Susan Rebecca Fiske, dau. 
of Arnold and Susan (Miller) Fiske; 2 ch. 5, Cynthia, b. Oct. 
24, 18:5; m. Job Burgess: i ch. ; res. Moosup Valley, R. L 6, 
Susan, b. Mar. 21, 1828; d. about 1849; m. Smith Gallup; no 

1396. iii. STEPHEN K., b. Apr. 26, 1789; m. IMercy Burlingame. 

1397. iv. ISAAC, b. Mar. 4, 1792; m. Nabby Henry. 

1398. V. HARDIN, b. Mar. 4, 1795; rn. Rhoda Orswell. 

1399. vi. BETSEY, b. July 7, 1798; d. Feb. 27. 1819. 

1400. vii. ARNOLD, b. July 26, 1802; m. Susan R. Miller. 

778. JONATHAN FISK (John, Benjamin, John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Rhode Island in 1738; m. there 
Barbara Brown. Res. Providence, R. I. 

1401. i. ABRAHAM, b. 1762; m. Elizabeth Arnold. 

1402. ii. JACOB, b. 1774; m. Sarah Van Dreser. 

1403. iii. JAMES, b. Dec. 9, 1777; m. Sally Chapman. 

1404. iv. ISAAC, b. ; m. and hal Cynthia, Lavinia, 

Polly. William and John. 

1405. V. JONATHAN K., b. ; m. • and Mrs. Anna 


1406. vi. JABISH, b. Jan. 25, 1781; m. Polly Wilkinson. 

1407. vii. ROBY, b. ; m. Tappin R. Johnson. She d. in Niles, 


1408. viii. :\L\RIBA, b. ; m. M. H. Fairservice. She d. in Summit, 

Wis. Ch. : Harriet Fairservice Parks, Frances Fairservice 
Leavitt, Agnes Fairservice Alden, Mary Fairservice Lush, 
Marshal Fairservice Reed, and of the descendants of these 
iiccurate information can be obtained from Judge Warham 
Parks, Oconomowoc. Wis., and Miss Delia Leavitt, Summit, 

779. PELEG FISKE (John, Benjamin, John, John, Fhinehas, Thomas, 
Robert, Simon, Simon. William, Symond), b. Scituate, R. I., Jan. 24, 1740; m. in 
Cranston, R. I., May i, 1763, Lydia Sheldon, dau. of Capt. Philip of Cranston. 
He was a justice of the peace for years, and member of the Legislature. He d. 
May 30, 1808; res. Scituate, R. I. 

1409. i. PELEG. b. Apr. 25, 1769; m. Orpha Knight. 

780. DR. CALEB FISKE (John, Benjamin, John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, 
Robert, Simon, Simcn, William, Symond), b. Scituate, R. I., Jan. 24, 1753; m. in 
Providence, June 24, 1776, Mary Manchester, b. 1753, d. Nov. i, 1817. Caleb, a 
physician, was president of State Medical Society, and appointed a justice in Court 
of Common Pleas, 1780. He is said to have been surgeon in the Continental army 
(see Brown University Graduates). Dr. Caleb was fortunate in money 
matters, and liked a good mortgage. Some farmers were debating the all-irn- 
portant question whether the old lady's apron in the moon was or was not a bit 
of good land, and when the debate waxed warm they decided to leave it in this 
way — to search the land record, and if any there was. then Doctor Fiske must 


needs have a mortgage of it. He was versed in law as well as physic. I think, 
too, I have heard of his wearing the ermine with as much grace as he was wont 
to handle the scalpel. He d. Oct. 4, 1834; res. Scituate and Fiskville, R. I. 

1410. ii. PHILIP M., b. Mar. 2, 1782; m. Eliza Andrews Taylor. 

141 1. iii. MARY, b. 1788; m. Aug. 5, 181 1, James Le Baron. He was 

b. in Plymouth, Mass., 1780; d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1856. 
She d. in Fiskville, R. I., in Dec, 1825. Ch. : i, Harriett E., 
b. Aug. 21, 1815; m. May 7, 1833, Geo. Lawton Willard, b. 
Sept. II, 1808, d. Apr. 16, 1888. She d. July 29, 1881. Ch.: 
I, James Le B. Willard, b. Mar. i, 1834; m. at Huntington, L. 
I., May 9, i860, Mary Bryar, b. Dec. 28, 1839; s. p. He is a 
merchant in New York City at 43 Leonard street. 2, Chas. 
Frederick, b. Feb. 23, 1836; m. Mary C. Moore May 20, 1863. 
3. Wm. Henry, b. Aug. 14, 1841; d. June 10, 1842; unm. 4, 
Mary LeBaron, b. Dec. 2, 1844; d. Apr. 29, 1851; unm. 5, Edward 
Augustus, b. May 28, 1846; m. Caroline H. Sands Feb. 2, 1869. 
6, Harriett, b. Oct. 11, 1847; d. Apr. 30, 1851; unm. 7, George 
L., b. July 31, 1849; d. Apr. 29, 1851; unm. 8, Francis Arthur, 
b. Aug. 6, 1851; d. Jan. 12, 1895; unm. 9, Annie Louise, b. 
Jan. 28, 1853; unm. 10, Henry Bradford, b. June 28, 1855; m. 
Mary S. Hatch June 6, 1883. 11, Gordon Lewis, b. Aug. 6, 
1857; d. Mar. 14, 1861; unm. 

1412. i. ABBY, b. ; m. Cyrus Harris, b. ; d. ; m. 2d, 

Caleb Williams. 

1413. iv. ELIZABETH, b. 1780; d. May 17, 1799. "She was engaging, 

affable and dignified in her manners." [Alden's Epitaphs.] 

1414. V. HARRIETT, b. ; m. Caleb Ray. 

782. JOB FISK (Job, Benjamin, John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, 

Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Scituate, R. I., July 29, 1747; m. 

. He d. in B.; res. in R. I. and Booneville, N. Y. 

1415. i. JAMES, b. 1771; m. Phoebe Leach, Frances Leach and Eleanor 


1416. ii. THOM.A.S, b. ; m. Waite Manchester. 

1417. iii. JOB, b. ; m. Dewev. 

1418. iv. JEREMIAH, b. in 1788; m. Mary Manchester. 

1419. V. ALTHEA, b. July 25, 1778; m. June 28. 1803, Hezekiah Jones, 

Jr., b. in Pittsfield, Mass., July 13, 1776; d. in Lee, N. Y. She 
d. Aug. 8, 1874. Ch. : i, Betsy Maria, b. Jan. i, 1804; m. Sept 
I, 1824; d. Feb. 23, 1892. 2, Harry, b. Aug. 24, 1805; m. Mar. 
6, 1837; d. Sept. 27, 1870. 3, Hannah, b. Jan. 12, 1807; d. Dec. 
I, 1809. 4, Seymour, b. Dec. 12, 1808; d. May 19, 1809. 5, 
Ann, b. May 30, 1810; m. Mar. 16, 1833; d. Feb. 23, 1892. 6, 
Lucy, b. Mar. 16, 1812; m. May 10, 1835, Charles Wheelock, 
b. Dec. 14, 1812; d. Jan. 21, 1865; res. Booneville, N. Y. Ch. : 

1, Althea, b. June 29, 1837; m. June 2j, i860; d. May 23, 1863. 

2, Wrexiville, b. Sept. 23, 1839; d. June 27, 1841. 3, Morton 
D. Wheelock, b. May 8, 1841; m. 1861; res. North Adams, 
Mass. 4, Helen M. Clark, b. Feb. 12, 1843; m- Oct. 8, 1872; 
res. 600 Macon street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 5, Herbert M. 
Wheelock, b. Nov. 3, 1845; m. 1883; res. Cayuga, Cayuga Co., 
N. Y. 6, Forrest J. Wheelock. b. Aug. 28, 1856; m. May 12, 
1886; res. Booneville, Oneida Co., N. Y. 

785. JEREMIAH FISK (Job, Benjamin, John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Scituate in Rhode Island in 1731; m. 

in Swansey, Mass., Sept. 7, 1758, Rebekah Pierce, dau. of Pierce, b. Nov. 

26, 1741, d. April 27, 1817. He was born in Rhode Island, married there and 
soon afterwards moved to another town in that state. He had five children and 
all his life followed farming. He lived to be over ninety years of age, as did his 
brothers and sisters. He d. Mar. 13, 1823; res. Scituate, R. I. 

"Seeing your name 'Pierce' makes me think of hearing my father, Jeremiah, 
say that in some way he was connected to Clothier Pierce who had some local 
fame as a revolutionary soldier." 


1420. i. JEREMIAH, b. Sept. 29, 1766; m. Elizabeth Green. 

1421. ii. PRUDENCE, b. in 1761; m. Daniel Coomer; res. Cheshire, 

Mass. She d. Mar. 6, 1845. Prudence was married to a man 
in Cheshire, Mass., by the name of Franklin, when twenty 
years old; she lived with him forty years. She then lived single 
ten years, then married a man in the same vicinity by the 
name of Dea Coomer, and lived with him twenty years. He 
died leaving her, ninety years old, in the hands of his grand- 
children, who treated her shamefully. Her nephew, Richmond, 
was informed of it by the selectmen of the town where she 
lived, and he went and brought her away, and took care of her 
to her death, when she was in her ninety-sixth year. 

I42i34-iii- MIAL, b. , 1763; m. ^ . 

1421^. iv. AARON, b. . Said to have moved to Vermont. 

I42i^.v. MOSES, b. in Rhode Island, 1759; m. . 

790. NOAH FISKE (Noah, Benjamin, John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. in Scituate about 1743; m. there 
He d. in S. ; res. Scituate, R. I. 

1422. i. NOAH, b. ; m. 

791. MOSES FISKE (Noah, Benjamin, John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. - — — ^; m. Huldah . He d. Nov. 

22, 1816; res. Scituate, R. I. 

1423. i. RICHARD, b. . 

1424. ii. STEPHEN, b. Jan. 14, 1784; m. Joanna Colegrove. 

1425. iii. ROBERT, b. . He was a farmer and in 1845 resided near 

Cleveland, O., fortj' miles from there. 

792. AARON FISKE (Noah, Benjamin, John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, 

Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. in Rhode Island; m. ; 

res. Scituate, R. I. 

1426. i. AARON, b. — — ■. 

1427. ii. MOSES, b. . 

1428. iii. JEREMIAH, b. . Rev. E. Fiske, Auburn, N. Y., gt. gr. 

son of nis. 

794. REV. ICHABOD EBENEZER FISKE (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, John, 
John, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. New 
Milford, Conn., Oct. 19, 1747; m. at Middletown, Conn., Aug. 16, 1773. Eleanor 
Roberts, b. Middletown, Conn.. Sept. 24, 1750;" d. Isle La Mott, Vt., July 16, 1839. 
Ichabod E. was born in New Milford, Conn., and moved with his parents to what 
is now Southington, Conn., graduated at Yale College in 1770. At the breaking 
out of the Revolutionary War he resided in Poultney, Vt. He went to Isle La 
Mott, Vt, in Lake Champlain, in 1788. He was a surveyor at this time and sur- 
veyed the Isle and taught the first school there before 1802. He was ordained 
a minister in the P. E. Church, was the author of an English grammar in verse, 
and died the rector of a parish in Macon, Ga., where he was buried. He went 
south for his health. 

He graduated at Yale College with first honors, and soon after his marriage 
was settled at Poultney, Vt, as pastor of a Presbyterian church. While residing 
there he lost his property and a very valuable library by fire. He soon after gave 
up preaching and followed teaching and surveying. 

From later information it is learned that he died at the Indian Agency, now 
Crawford County, Ga., and lies buried on the east side of Flint River near the 
site of the old agency. When he first went to Georgia he settled at St. Marys 
and was the rector there, taught school and published an English grammar in 
verse. He was a classmae in college with Col. Hawkins, the Indian agent, who, 
hearing of him at St. Marys invited him to the agency, which was at that time at 
Fort Hawkins, on the east side of the Ockamulgee River, opposite the city of 
Macon. The Indian Agency was moved to Flint River in 1812. 

The following is a copy of a letter written Sept. 20, 1810, which gives an ac- 
count of the death of Mr. Fisk: 

On the i6th Sept. Died at the residence of Col. Hawkins, the Agent for Indian 
Affairs in the Creek department, Ichabod F. Fisk. A. M. and late tutor of St. 


Maries Academy, Ga. This gentleman left his residence near the old British works 
on Lake Champlain in Vermont some years past, with an inflammation of the 
lungs and stomaik, as he expressed it, to try the effects of a southern climate. He 
came to the Creek agency in July in pretty good health apparently, on his way to 
the Mississippi Territory and stated his complaint and object for visiting a warm 
climate. His disorder seamed at times to be leaving him and again returned in 
the increased violence. He was invited to return to a seaside residence on the sea 
islands of Georgia till the spring and go thence by water. For a month or more 
he amused himself in visits to the Indians at their festivals or correcting for a new 
edition his practical Grammar, also commenced the study of the French language 
and flattered himself daily with a speedy recovery. On the 9th of Sept. he was 
confined to his bed; during the night he had frequent bad spells. Slept mostly in 
the day and was able to retain food or drink for a short time only on his stomaik. 
When he could eat he indulged himself in the heartiest high seasoned food and 
strongest drink. Every morning he reported himself better till the day of his 
ssialution, that morning he asked for some soup, complained of being hungry, 
took a spoonfull or two and drank sum sylabub. About twelve oclock he ceased 
to speak and half after nine he was dead. When asked whether he did not want 
to see his wife, he answered yes. He called her name several times and the last was 
"O death come." One of Col. Haskin's Family remained at his bedside during 
the day and two of them during the night at the period of his confinement to his 
bed and he was buried by the Colonel's Family at sunset on the 17th. As he gave 
no directions relative to his family affairs the adjutant agent. Major Linbough, by 
order took an inventory of his property. BENJAMIN HASKINS. 

Creek Agency, Sept. 20th, 1810. 

He d. in Georgia, Sept. 16, 1810, but is buried in Isle La Mott, Vt. ; res. Isle La 
Mott, Vt., Macon, Ga. 

1429. ii. SOLOMON, b. Feb. 20, 1787; m. Sabina Worthington and 

Catherine Worthington. 

1430. i. SARAH, b. Sept. 25, 1774. in Middleton, Conn.; m. Erastus Miles. 

They resided in a beautiful place in Amsterdam, N. Y., on the 
Mohawk river. The father of Erastus purchased the estate of 
Sir William Johnson, an officer in the British army, and who 
took a prominent part in the affairs of that state. The place 
was known as Guy Park. After Erastus' death the widow 
married again. Her ch. were: i. Dr. Archibald, b. Amster- 
dam, N. Y., in 1800; d. in New York city in 1868; m. Mary 
Treese. They had several children and all are deceased except 
Mary. She m., in 1864, Christian Herter. He was born in 
Stuttgardt in 1841, and died in New York city in 1884. He was 
educated at the Polytechnic School in Stuttgardt, Germany, 
and afterwards studied at the Beaux-Arts in Paris for four 
years. He was graduated there as draftsman and went to New 
York where he founded the house of Herter Bros. He had 
two sons: a, Dr. Christian Archibald, b. 1865, who was edu- 
cated in New York city, was graduated from the New York 
College of Medicine, studied afterwards at the Johns Hopkins 
University in Baltimore and then in Zurich, Switzerland. He 
non- practices medicine in New York city. He has written 
several medical works, and is a distinguished physician. He 
m. Susan Dows and has three dau., Christine, Mary Dows and 
Susan, b, The second son, Albert, was born in 1871. He 
studied art in Paris, and first exhibited at the age of nineteen 
! in the Salon in Paris, a picture for which he received honorable 
mention. He is at present still studying in Paris; m. Adele 
McGinnis, and has two sons, Everit and Christian Archibald. 
These are the only living des. of Sally Fiske. Her other ch. 
were: 2, Erasmus Mills; 3, Laura Mills, m. Dr. I. B. Badger, 
res. and d. in Atlanta, Ga., ch. a, Elvira, m. Col. Jno. Wood, 
Cass Co., Ga. ; ch.: i, Laura, m. Joseph Pitman. He was a 
lieutenant in the Confederate army. 2, Mary, m. Alex- 
ander, res. Ft. Gaines, Ga.; 3, Preston. He was a captain in 
the Confederate army; 4. Ella Alvira, n. f. k. b, Alonzo, m. 












and in i866 res. Albany, Ga. 4, Sally Fisk Mills, d. in Cincin- 
nati, O., in 1846. 

SAMUEL, b. Aug. 16, 1776; m. Polly Scott. 

IRA, b. Oct. 4, 1778; m. Chloe Holcomb. 

EBENEZER, b. Mar. 31, 1781; m. Ida Landing, 

POLLY, b. Apr. 5, 1790; d. unm. at Isle La Mott June 17, 1842. 

HANNA, b. May 16, 1794; d. unni. at Chazv, N. Y., Oct. 22, 

1436. viii. LAURA, b. Feb. 11, 1784; m. Dr. Elijah Butts; res. Macon, Ga. 

She d. in Sumter, Ga. Sept. 15, 1862. He was b. in Canterbury, 
Conn., Dec. 26, 1794. Ch.: i, James R., b. Aug. 22, 1802; m. 
Louisa Poehill; he d. Macon, Ga., July 26, 1859; ch. : i, 
Catherine Grantland, m. 1867, Wm. H. Atwood; she d. in 
1869, leaving Louise Mcintosh. 2, Taliulah Ellen, m., in 1871, 
her deceased sister's husband, Wm. H. .\twood; they res. Cres- 
cent, Ga.; ch. : Henry Grantland, b. 1872; Maud Allen, b. 
1875; James Rogc. 1). 1877; Jane C.. b. 1878; Elliott 
Mcintosh, b. 1884; Sibyl Jessie, b. 1890, and Catherine, b. 1885, 
deceased. 3, Elijah Poehill. 4, James Albert. 5, Jessie C. 6, 
John G. P. A granddaughter of Laura Fiske is Mrs. Lavinia 
Lewis, of Montezuma, Ga. b, Elijah, b. June 10, 1808; m. Ann 
J. Tomlinson. He d. Nov. 2, 1871, in Sumter, Ga., a dau. is 
Mrs. John F. Lewis, Montezuma, Ga. c. Laura, b. 1805; d. 
Nov. 14, 1806. d. Albert Gallatin, b. Aug. 10, 1813; m. Sarah C. 
Stovall; ch.: Laura E., b. Feb. 21, 1841; m. Dr. J. B. Hinkle, 
May 29, i860, in Macon, Ga.. address, Americus, Ga. Mary L., 
b. Jan. 18, 1842; m. T. J. Hunt, in 1869, Macon, Ga.; P. O. 
address Columbus, Ga. Arannah W., b. Jan. 14, 1844; d. 
Oct. 25, 1887. Albert G., Jr., and Armand L. (twins), b. 
in Macon, June 25, 1847. Albert G. d. in Confederate army, 
Jackson Artillery, Nov. 11, 1864, and Armand L. res. Macon, 
Ga. Carrie E., b. Mar. i, 1850; m. in 1892; d. May 30, 1895, 
in Macon. 

1437. ix. LAVINIA, b. Oct. 25, 179S; m. Noah Pomeroy, of Colchester, 

Conn. She d. in 1824, in Savannah, Ga. Ch.: a, Noah, nothing 
known, b, Woodbridge, nothing known, c, Ellen, b. Aug. 9, 
1816. m. May 3, 1837, Fredk. E. Mather; ch.(b. in N. Y. city): 
I, Elira, b. Feb. 25, 1S38; m. Wm. C. Ludlow, Oct. 7, 1857; ch.: 
Belle Mather, b. Sept. 12, 1858; Henry A., b. Aug. 10, 1862. 2, 
Ellsworth, b. Feb. 3, 1839; drowned Apr. 7, 1845. 3, Ellen La- 
vinia, b. Oct. 30, 1840; m. Alfred H.Timpson, Sept. 22,1863; ch.: 
Ellen, b. June 14, 1864; Annie H., b. Oct. 31, 1865. 4, Laura W., 
b. July 31, 1843; m. Alex. P. Miller, June 28, 1865, in New York 
city. 5, Ada E., b. Nov. 18, 1851. 6, Isabella P.. b. Dec. 25, 
1853. 7, Grace E., b. Apr. 22, 1859. 8, Fredk. E., b. Jan. 9, 
city. d. Jan. 26. 1863. Family lived (in 1867) in New York 

city, d, Abner, b. ; m. and in 1866 was living on Cen- 

he is called only son. In 1792 — 93 he move to Grand Isle on 
tral railroad, 30 miles from Savannah, Ga. 
797. JOHN FISK (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, 

Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. New Milford, Conn., Sept. 24, 1752; 

m. Lavinia Dean; res. Vermont and Little Fork, Canada. 

1438. i. JOHN DEAN, b. . In his grandfather's will, in 1790, 

he is called only son. In 1792-93 he moved to Grand Isle on 
land given him by his grandfather. 
1439- "• CLAUDIUS LUCIUS, b. ; m. Jemima W. Knapp. 

1440. iii. CYNTHIA, b. . 

1441. iv. CATHERINE, b. . 

1442. v. CLARISSA, b. . 

799- LIEUT. ISAAC FISK (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, John, John. Phinehas, 
Thomas, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond). b. Southington. Conn., Feb. 

26,1756; m. Lucy , b. 1747; d. Aug., 1804. He was in the Revolutionary 

army and served as iioutenant in a Connecticut company and d. in Southington, 


where he is buried. He had one son. According to the Conn. Rev. rolls he 
was Sergt. Major from Southington, Conn., in Col. Lamb's Artillery Company in 
service from 1777 to 1780. In 1781 he was appointed 2d Lieut, in Trabe's Artil- 
lery Company by the Governor and council of New York. The regiment in which 
he served was in service on the Hudson, was represented in nearly all the battles 
at the north, was at the siege of Yorktown and noted for its efficiency. It re- 
mained in the service until the close of the war (see Rev. records). He d. Feb. i, 
]8oi; res. Southington, Conn, 

800. CAPT. SOLOMON FISK (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, John, John, Phinehas, 
Thomas, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Southington, Conn., Dec. 
26, i:'57; m. Mar. 20, 1791, Mary Harris. "Solomon Fisk also held the military 
rank of Captain. He entered the army of the Revolution in 1780 as one of the 
short term men and served 5 months and 23 days, whether in the regular army or 
militia I do not know.' Res. Southington, Conn. 

1443. i. SOLOMON, b. July 20, 1798; m. Levincy Newton. 

1444. ii. EBENEZER, b. Nov. 3, 1793; m. and had a son John. Hfe d. 

at Bath, N. Y., in 1865. 

1445. iii. SAMUEL, b. Aug 14, 1796; died in the south. 

1446. iv. MARY, b. July 20, 1798; m. Lake and d. in 1863 at Mt. 

Morris, N. Y. 

1447. V. SARAH, b. June 22. 1800; m. but d. s. p. 

1448. vi. HARRIETT, b. Apr. 5. 1802: in 1866 res. unm. in Le Roy, Gen- 

eseo Co., N. Y. 

1449. vii. JOHN WHITING, b. ; res. Grand Rapids, Mich. Had 

a son John. 

1450. viii. JEANNETTE,b. ; rn. — Barrows, and in 1866 was 

a widow res. in Geneseo, N. Y. 

1451. ix. GEORGE, b. ; in 1866 res. Penn. 

1452. X. CHESTER, b. . — •. 

804. JOHN FISK (John, John, John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, 

Simon. Simon. William, Symond), b. in Chatham, Conn., about 1740; m. . 

He was born in Conn, and moved to Trenton, N. Y., about 12 miles north of 
Whitestone about 1796. He had only one child. He d. in Eaton, N. Y. ; res. Conn, 
and Trenton and Eaton, N. Y. 

1453- i- JOHN, b. about 1764; m. Elizabeth Wright 

804. BAZALEEL FISK (John, John, John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, 

Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Middleton, Ct, 1743; m. there Nov. 

13, 1768, Margaret Rockwell, b. 1744, d. Jan. 6, 1810: m. 2d, Aug. 12, 1810, 
Abgail Dobson, b. 1762, d. Sept. 17, 1824. . He was town clerk at Middletown and 
in public office for years. In 1798 he moved to New York State and resided at 
Holland Patent. He d. Aug. 6, 1830; res. Middletown, Conn. 
1454. i. JOHN, b. Aug. 5, 1771; m. Polly Merrill. 

Sio. JOHN FISK (Benjamin, John, John, John, Phinehas, Thomas, Robert, 
Simon, Simon. William, Symond), b. in Connecticut about 1755; m- in that 
State, Martha Goodrich, b. Mar. 3, 1759, d. Randolph, Vt, June 28, 1841. He was 
born in Connecticut and was a tailor by trade. About 1795 one day he left his shop 
and his family never saw or heard of him afterwards. It was supposed by the 
family at that time that he was impressed into the British marine service, for in 
those days citizens were caught and smuggled on board ship unceremoniously. 
There are no entries on the Ellington records as the following letter will explain: 
Ellington, Ct., July 27, '96.— F. C. Pierce.— Dear Sir: Have made search of records 
second time — there certainly are no name of Fisks or Fiskes on Ellington records 
nor any conveyance of property to or from a Fisk before 1850. This town was in- 
corporated in 1786; from 1768 to 1786 it was East Windsor, before 1768 Windsor. 
As you will see by dates you might be able to find something at East Windsor. 
Very truly yours, M. H. Aborn, Asst. Town Clerk." Res. Ellington, Conn., and 
Randolph, Vt. 

1454— I. i. SARAH, b. July 8. 1779; m. Capt. William Carley of East 

Randolph, Vt. She d. . Ch.: i, Adeline, b. Sept. 3, 

in 1810 he moved to Lancaster. N. H. She d. Dec, 1865, 


26, 1851. 3, Fanny, b. May 29, 1814; m. Silas Kendrick; 
res. Milwaukee, Wis. 4, Horace Fisk, b. 1816; d. Aug. 26, 
1839. 5, Shubal C, b. 1819; d. Aug. 9, 1827. 

1454 — 2. ii. MARY, b. Dec. 9, 1782; m. Joseph Holton of Ellington, Conn. 
In 1810 he moved to Lancaster, N. H. She d. Dec. ,1865. 
Ch.: I, Albert, b. Oct. 19, 1807; d. Bangor, Me., Feb. 16, 

1888. 2, Martha M., b. June 23, 1809; d. . 3, Dwight, 

d. infancy. 4, James, b. Nov. 20, 1812; res. 3214 St. Paul 
Av., Milwaukee, Wis. 5, Edward D., b. Apr. 28, 1815; d. 
Apr. 21, 1892. 6, Horace Fisk, b. Sept. 5, 1817; d. Dec. 9, 
1893, at the old homestead in Lancaster, N. H. 7, Mary S., 
b. July 16, 1819; d. — — . 8, Eliza Sophia, b. Feb. 6, 1823; 
d. . 

1454—3- iii- FANNY, b. Jan. 31, 1785; m. Asa Story of Randolph Centre, 
Vt. She d. Jan. 6, i860. Ch. : i, John Fisk, b. July 29, 1814; 
d. Jan. 9, 1837. 2, Horace Goodrich, b. Oct. i, .1816. 3, 
Hiram Fitch, b. Nov. 10, 1818; d. Sept. 20, 1887. 4, Martha 
N., b. Sept. 4, 1820. 5, Albert L., b. Aug. 30, 1822; d. 

young. 6, Fanny Jennette, b. Oct. 10, 1824; m. 

Davis; res. Milwaukee, Wis. 7, Lucy, b. Sept. 9, 1826; d. 
July 12, 1827. 

1454—4. iv. LEONARD, b. Sept. 6, 1787; m. Lucy Billings. 

1454 — 5. V. HORACE, b. Apr. 17, 1790; m. Mary A. Adams. 

1454-6. vi. JOHN, b. Sept. 8, 1793. He m. and d. s. p.; a merchant in 
Ellington, Aug. 31, 1819. 

812. WILLIAM FISKE, (Ebenezer, William. William, William, John, Wil- 
liam, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Tewksbury, Mass., Mar. 24, 
1754; ni- Rachel . He was a farmer; res. Tewksbury, Mass. 

1455. i. JONATHAN, b. Sept 24, 1778. 

1456. ii. RACHEL, b. Apr. 12, 1780. 

816. BENJAMIN FISK (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Jan. 2, 1762; m. Aug. 
13). 1783. Lydia Kitteridge at Woburn. He was in the Revolutionary army, was 
taken prisoner and poisoned by the enemy; res. in W^oburn when married. 

1457. i- JOHN, b. . 

1458. ii. EPHRAIM, b. . 

1459. iii. BENJAMIN, b. . 

1460. iv. DAVID, b. . 

818. SAMUEL FISK (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, William, William, John, 

William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. June 4, 1767; m. , 

. He was a sailor and rope maker: res. Newburyport, Mass.; two sons res. 

there 1835. 

819. ISAAC FISK (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, William, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Aug. 27, 1769; m. Molly 
Seaverance. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary army and was in many battles 
including Bunker Hill: res. in N. H. 

1461. i. DAVID, b. ■ — . 

1462. ii. MOLLY, b. . 

1463. iii. ELIZABETH, b. . 

1464. iv. RHODA, b. . 

1465. V. ENOCH, b. 

1466. vi. ROSWELL, b. 

1467. vii. ISAAC, b. 

1468. viii. BENJAMIN, b. 

1469. ix. SALLY, b. 

1470. X. SILAS, b. 

1471- xi W^ALTER W., b. . 

820. REV. DAVID FISK (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Mar. 3, 1772; m. Feb. 
20, 1794. Lydia Morse, b. Aug. 22. 1770: d. at New H?mpton, N. H., Aug. li, 1857. 


He was a farmer, a clergyman (Free Baptist), a planter of churches and a pioneer 
in New Hampshire. He is buried in New Hampton, N. H. Ordained July i, 
1810. A brief biography of him will be found on p. 195 ot the ■"Free Baptist 
Cyclopedia." The old Fisk family seat is in New Hampton, N. H., where Rev. 
David Fisk and wife died, where David Marks Fisk was born, as was also Rev. 
Daniel Moses Fisk. The buildings have gone into much decay. He d. Feb. 9, 
1834; res. Boscowen and New Hampton, N. H. 

1472. i. EBENEZER, b. Oct. i, 1802; m. Miriam A. Gordon. 

1473. ii. LYDIA MORSE, b. Oct. 27, 1794, m. Daniel Kennison. She 

d. May 12, 1823. Possibly one or two children of Mrs. Daniel 
Kennison (Lydia) survive in Cambridge, Mass. (i) David, 

(2) Nancy, (3) and a Mrs. Snell, Cambridge, Mass. 

1474- iii. ELIZABETH, b. Mar. 21, 1796, m. John L. Gordon. She d. 

May 7, 1833. 

1475. iv. JOHN MORSE, b. Mar. 6, 1798; d. Mar. 5, 1823. 

1476. V. HANNAFI, b. • — ; d. infancy. 

1477- vi. DAVID, b. — ; d. infancy. 

1478. vii. WILLIAM, b. ; d. childhood. 

1479. viii. TIMOTHY, b. ; d. childhood. 

1480. ix. MOSES, b. Jan. 6, 1808; d. May 15, 1823. 

1481. X. POLLY GORDON, b. Apr. 6, 1810; m. Sanders Herbert. She 

d. Nov. 3, 1873. Of Polly Gordon (Mrs. Sanders Herbert) 
only Mrs. Sarah Fisk Herbert Ingalls survives, Bristol, N. 
H., with two daughters — Clara and Eudora (?), school teach- 
ers, Conci..rd, N. H. 

1482. xi. SALLY MORSE, b. Feb. 20, 1812; d. May 6. 1840. 

1483. xii. NANCY KELLEY, b. Sept. 18, 1814; m. William Hale. She 

d. Jan. 28, 1859. 

821. EPHRAIM FISK (Ebenezer. Ebenezer, William. William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Boscowen, N. H., 
Apr. 19, 1774; m. in Newbury, Sally Morse, cousin to Prof. Samuel F. B. Morse, 
b. May 23, 1777. She d. in Vermont in June, 1848. He was a farmer. He d. in 
Geneva, Kan., in July, 1859; res. Stratford, Vt. 

1484. i. D.A.VID, b. Oct. 24, 1814; m. Lucinda Platls. 

1485. ii. JOSEPH M., b. Sept. 10, 181 1; m. Phebe M. Densmore. 
i486, iii. EPHRAIM, b. Sept. 10, 181 1; m. Elizabeth B. Trescott. 

1487. iv. MARY, b. Jan. 31, 1806; m. Sept. 7. 1824. William Preston, b. 
June 28, 1803; d. Nov. 10, 1881. She d. Feb. 10, 1888. Of her 
forefathers on her father's side, 28 were ministers, besides 18 
deacons, and that more than one hundred of them were 
graduates of various colleges, it will be ^readily understood 
why Mrs. Preston was so much of a Bible student and so de- 
voted a Christian. She was married in the state of Vermont, 
where they lived a few years, and then moved to western 
New York, then a new country. In Feb., 1864, they moved to 
Mt. Pleasant, Mich., where they lived for nearly a quarter of a 
century, both passing from life to death in the house in which 
they moved so long ago, Mr. Preston having died in 1881. 
They had nine children, of whom three — Mrs. S. Woodworth, 
Mr. W. W. Preston, and Mrs. I. A. Fancher — are yet living 
and residents of Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. Preston was uncommonly 
well preserved for one of her age. Ch.: Wallace W., b. Oct. 
9, 1837; res. Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; m. Sept. 24, 1861. Arsenath 
Woodworth, b. June 21, 1841; is a farmer; ch. : i, Worth W. 
Preston, b. Sept. 19, 1864; m. May 15, 1889; P. O. Duluth, 
Minn. 2, Anna Belle Preston, b. Sept. 15, 1870; single; P. O. 
Mt. Pleasant, Mich. 3. Ralph E. Preston, b. June 10, 1874; 
single; P. O. Duluth, Minn. Sarah Almira, b. Jan. 16. iS?6, 
m. Mar. 14, 1843, I. H. Fuller, and d. Feb. 16, 1854; had 4 ch. 
Albert Alonzo, b. Aug. 16, 1827; m. Apr. 13, 1851. Mary An- 
geline, b. Dec. 15, 1829; m. June 13, 1854, I. H. Fuller; she 
d. Mar. 13, 1862, and had i ch. Ellen Levinda, b. July 7, 1833; 
m. Apr. 13, 1851, Samuel Woodworth. Althea May, b. Dec. 




15, 1840; m. June 6, i860, F. A. Fancher. Walter Scotf, b. 
July 4, 1844; d. in infancy. Celia Eliza, b. June 26, 1846; m. 
Oct. 10, 1865, E. H. Bradley; she d. Mar. 25, 1867, s. p. 
Emma Amelia, b. July 18, 1848; m. June 6, 1866, Albert. Fox; 
stie d. Jui.c 8, 1878; had one girl, b. 1870, Edith J.; he d. Feb 
28, 1873. 

1488. V. LAVINDA HIDE, b. 1809; m. in Bethany, N. Y., Josiah R. 

Beckwith. He was b. in Lyme, Conn., Aug. 15, 1804; d. in 
Buchanan, Mich., in 1867. Ch. : Edgar H. Beckwith (not liv- 
ing); Edward A. Beckwith, Buchanan, Mich.; Fidelia Mary 
Moon, Buchanan, Mich.; Francelia Graha-m, Liberty, Ind.; 
John T. Beckwith, Benton Harbor, Mich.; Olive E. Weaves, 
Kirwin, Kan.; Almira Moon, Kirwin, Kan. 

1489. vi. HANNAH, b. ; m. Thompson. 

1490. vii. DOLLIE, b. — ; m. Jenkins. 

1491. viii. PHILENA, b. ; m. Wells. 

1492. ix. SARAH, b. ; m. Eddy. 

S24. EPHRAIM FISKE (Ephraim, Ebenezer, William, William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Tewksbury, Mass., 
Aug. 27, 1758; m. Martha Sawyer, d. Concord, N. H. Ephraim, the son, wlien 
he enlisted was only sixteen years old, and rather small of his age; but he suc- 
ceeded in passing muster by tying his hat-band tight around his hat, and putting 
his hat as high on his head as he could without having it fall ofif, and standing 
erect as he could. When he came to the inspector, the latter said "march on," 
while some of the others were rejected. In the battle of Bennington, he, with 
three others were ordered by a lieutenant to carry Captain Taylor from the field, 
who was wounded (his thigh being broken). This was a very dangerous and crit- 
ical position. It was rising ground, and Captain Taylor fainting every few 
minutes. The cannon balls would plow furrows as large as those made by a 
breaking-up plow, yet a kind Providence protected them. He was a private in 
the N. H. Cont. line, and was granted a pension Mar. 16, 1823, ae. 70. He d. in 
Contoocook in 1849; res. Concord, N. H. 

1493. i. RICHARD, b. Apr. 6, 1789; m. Rhapsyme Sargent and 


1494. ii. JOHN, b. Jan. 2, 1787; m. Elizabeth Kittredge. 

1495. iii. CHARLOTTE, b. Redding, Mass.; m. in Concord, N. H., Cal- 

v^in Boutelle, of Contoocook, N. H. He d. July 15, 1890. She 
d. Dec. 30, 1866. Ch. : i, John. 2, Horace. 3, Wm. ; res. 
Manchester, N. H. 4, Charlotte Ann, b. July 16, 1828; m. Feb. 
18, 185 1, Henry Dow; res. C. He was b. May 5, 1829; d. July 
7. 1892; ch.: William Henry Dow, b. June 28, 1854; m. Aug. 

16. 1874, A. Pricilla Elliotte; d. July 17, 1876. Jeannette D. 
Dow, b. Oct. 17, 1856; m. Sept. 9, 1874, Frank D. Webster; d. 
May 30. 1879. Lizzie D. Dow, b. Oct. 16, 1859; m- Nov. 12, 
1877, Walter Colby; d. Apr. 13, 1881. Sarah J. Dow, b. Feb. 
16, 1865; m. July 9, 1880, William A. Currier; d. Nov. 8, 1882. 
5, Nancy Ann. 

1496. iv. MARTHA, b. 1795 ; m. John Elliott; res. Concord, N. H. She 

d. Oct. 10, 1889, ae. 94. Ch.: i, Martha F., m. Alanson Gray 
and Mr. Chandler; ch. : Laura, Emma and George, all dead. 
Widow and dau. Emma, res. Contoocook, N. H. S. p. by 2d 
husband. 2, Augusta, m. Henry Barrett, of Manchester, N. H. 
One ch., Ella. Mother and ch. dead. Husband res. Manches- 
ter, N. H. 3, Mary, m. Charles Holmes, of Contoocook; both 
V. POLLY, b. : — ; d. young. 

1497. V. POLLY, b. ; d. young. 

1498. vi. EPHRAIM, b. Apr. 17, 1798; m. Margaret Dow. 

827. EBENEZER FISKE (Ephraim, Ebenezer, William, William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Tewksbury, Mass., 
Jan. 26, 1766; m. Sarah Blanchard, b. Sept. 28, 1769; d. Nov. 11, 1848. Ebenezer 
Fiske, son of Ephraim, was born at Tewksbury, Mass., Jan. 26, 1766, and lived to 


an advanced age. He was one of the first settlers at Little Pond, about 1787. He 
purchased one of iTie eighty-three acre lots, that belonged to the Rolfe Estate, 
and commenced at the west end of the lot; made an opening near the road, and 
put up a shanty, in which he lived about three years. He then built a house. 
Mr. Fiske possessed a large, muscular frame, which during his long life was sub- 
jected to severe labors, toils and hardships. When a young man about twenty- 
one he worked for a while for Joseph Colby, of New London, father of Ex-Gov. 
Anthony Colby. Going out together in a boat on a pond they were upset and 
Fiske saved Colby's life by catching him by the hair of his head, when sinking. 
Soon after this in raising the New London meeting house, both Colby and Fiske 
were on the frame, when, a board being suddenly moved, Fiske fell and Colby 
caught him by the hair of his head and saved his life. At another time young 
Fiske was threshing grain with Thomas Morse of Hopkinton, when Morse in 
sport struck the end or swingel of Mr. Fisk's flail and drove it into his left eye. 
He fell, and was thought to be dead, but recovering Dr. Philip Carrigain was sent 
for, who told him that his eye was spoiled, and said he. "if the eye should run out 
you would give all Hopkinton to get rid of the pain." Happily the eye did not 
run out, but the sight of it was completely destroyed for life. Dr. Carrigain 
charged but two shilings for his service. At the raising of a barn, at what is now 
Millville, when about 28 years old, Mr. Fiske says, "I fell from the top or plate to 
the bottom of the cellar; and a stick of timber I was lifting, fell across my breast. 
My shoulder was broken, and breast so much bruised that it was thought I could 
not recover; but by skillful means of a doctor, and a good constitution, I recov- 
ered, but felt the effects for three or four years after." About three years after 
Mr. Fiske was upset in a wagon on the road at the top of the hill west of Richard 
Bradley's and received a severe cut in the head, which for a considerable time 
benumbed his faculties. With no education in early life, he was ever a good cal- 
culator and manager of his affairs, and a reliable, substantial citizen. Res. Con- 
cord. N. H. 

1499. i BETSEY, b. Aug. 3, 1798; m. Andrew Seavy. 

1500. ii. ABIRA, b. Mar. 8, 1800; m. Eunice B. Abbot, and settled on a 

part of the old homestead. 

1501. iii. ELEANOR S., b. July 12, 1801; unm. 

1502. iv. HENRY, b. Oct. 20, 1803; d. May 26, 1831; a school teacher; 

member of the First Congregational Church, and highly es- 

1503. V. SARAH B., b. June 8, 1805; m. Dea. Hazen Runnels, and d. 

Oct. 30, 1840. 

1504. vi. METHITABLE F., b. May 4, 1809; d. Aug., 1832; school 


836. ENSIGN SQUIRE FISKE (John, Josiah, Samuel, William, William. 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William Symond), b. Jan. 10, 1756; m. 
Nov. 23, 1777, Amey Lapham, dau. of Abner; b. Aug. 29, 1762; d. in the summer 
of 1843. There is a tradition m the family that Squire Fiske served as Colonel 
of a Rhode Island regiment during the Revolutionary War. The records of 
soldiers from that state during the struggle for Independence show that he was 
an Ensign in Richmond's Rhode Island State Regiment from Nov. i, 1775 to 
April, 1776. He was later in life granted a pension for revolutionary service. 
When his daughter, Abby, died. Squire's wife. Amy, took her four children home 
and brought them up. She also brought up, for a while at least, Francis' two 
children, Ann Elizabeth and William. Squire Fisk's home at Cumberland, Rhode 
Island, was a brick cottage. This had never been transferred until some ten or 
fifteen yeads ago (perhaps twenty). Then there were many heirs to sign the deed 
although the property was not valuable enough to give much to each individual. 
I am not sure that every living heir did sign the deed, all did that could be found, 
but enough signed so that Mr. Burlingame, the purchaser, was willing to take 
the property. This deed is registered in the office of the town clerk of Cum- 
berland. He d. Nov. 30, 1804; res. Cumberland. R. I, 

1505. i. SAMUEL BARTLETT, b. Feb. 12, 1780; m. Vianna Estes. 

1506. ii. ABBY, b. Oct. 23, 1782; m. Benjamin Hendrick and d. May 15, 

1808. He was son of Dr. Stephen, and d. at Thompson, Conn., 

in 1832. Ch. : i, Stephen, b. ;m. Hannah Esty. He d. 

Feb. 14, 1880; ch.: a, Benjamin Otis; b. Stephen Potter; c, 


George Russell; d, Joseph Warren, e, Amey Ann, d. Mar. 
II, 1879; f, Samuel Truesdale! g, Asenath Caroline. AH oi 
these died young except Amey Ann, who married Samuel Sims 
associate publisher of the VVoonsocket Patriot, who died August 
6, 1879. They had at least two children, Herbert Sims, who 
died in childhood and Bertha Sims who married a man named 
Elliot. Bertha is now a widow with children and res. on 
Union St., Worcester, Mass. 2, Benjamin Wing, b. July 21, 
1802; m. barah VViicox Browning, b. Aug. 11, 1802; d. July 22, 
1889. She d. July 13, 1889; ch.: i, Celia Ann, b. Dec, 27, 1823; m. 
Dec. 25, 1845, Dr. Absolem Pride King, b. May i, 1820; d. 
Oct. It), 1868. She res. 51 Vernon, St., Prov., R. I., ch.: a, 
Asenath Caroline, b. September 19, 184O; d. Nov. 20, 1850. b. 
William Henry Herbert, b. Nov. 8, 1850; d. May 31, 1853. c, 
Eugene Pride, b. Nov. 5, 1854; he is connected with Prov. R. I. 
Health Department, d, Virginia May, b. April 28, 1859; d. Oct. 
II, 1861. 2, Sarah Browning, b. July 17, 1825; m. Felix Au- 
gustus Peckham; res. Newport, R. I., P. O. box 285. 3, Henry, 

b, Jan. I, 1830; m. Frances Campbell of Willimantic, Conn., 
a dau. is Harriett L. Hendrick of Middleown, N. Y. ; he d. 

» Dec. 23, 1891. 4, Benjamin Wing, b. July 8, 1840; d. July 16, 

1842. 5, Abby Fisk, b. Jan. 17, 1842; d. unm., June 14, 1881. 
Benjamin Wing Hendrick was left motherless very young and 
his grandmother, Mrs. Amey Fisk, took him to live with her. 
He began life as operator in a cotton mill when a small boy 
and rose through various grades of the work to the position 
of overseer and superintendent and afterwards, in company with 
his brother, Stephen, and alone, he operated mills himself. 
They had ventures in the South as well as in the New Eng- 
land states. Benjamin's schooling was very little but he trained 
himself in higher mathematics when he was older and was 
something of a mechanic. He patented at least one "loom- 
motion." His experience at the South before the war made 
him acquainted with the Southern people, and although his 
politics was republican (and I think he always after Whig 
times voted the republican ticket) yet he had and would ex- 
press such regard and admiration for the Southerners during 
the war time that his political orthodoxy was gravely doubted 
by many of his relatives. I think he was a rather admirable 
sort of a man who hadn't much chance in youth and who led a 
rather commonplace and uneventful life. During the last years 
of his life he took personal care of his wife. His death was 
quite sudden. His wife survived only nine days. 3, 

Olney, b. ; m. ist, Sarah Ann Remington; ch.: a, 

Harriet; b, Abby; c, Phoebe; d, Sarah; 2d wife a widow 
Steere. Address, Hendrick Olney, postal clerk, Boston to 
N. Y.) in care Olney Brothers, 16 South Water St., Provi- 
dence, R. I. 4, Horace, b. ; m. Maria Fuller; ch.: a, 

Abby; b, Wm. Henry, res. Newbury St., Worcester, Mass.; 

c, Fanny, m. Cady, res. 182 Austin St., Worcester, Mass.; 

d, Horace Simmons. 

1507. iii. MAJOR, b. Nov. 24, 1787; m. . 

1508. iv. SQUIRE, b. Aug. 14, 1785; d. unm. 

1509. V. CHARLES, b. Oct. 5, 1789; m. Alice Carpenter. 

1510. vi. HALEY, b. Feb. 29, 1793; m. Judith Qureaux. 

1511. vii. POLLY, b. ; m. July 15, 181 1, George F. Thorpe. He 

was in the war of 1812. Children were William, Angeline, 
Louisa, and Frederick. She died at Cumberland, R. I., and 
the town clerk of Cumberland might give information or ad- 
dress of some one of her descendants. 

1512. viii. NANCY, b. July 18, 1799; d. unm. 

1513. ix. FRANCIS M., b. Mar. 24, 1804; m. Ursula French. 










838. JOHN FISKE (John, Josiah, Samuel, William, William, John, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Cumberland, R. I., Aug. 20, 1761; 
m. Apr. 14, 1784, Abigail Ballou, dau. of Rev. Abner of Cumberland; d. Jan. 3, 
1819. He d. in Northboro, Mar. 26, 1837; res., Westboro, Mass. Mr. Ballou was 
a worthy descendant of a French Huguenot family who were among the early 
settlers in this country. John Fiske occupied the old homestead farm in Cum- 
berland until April, 1794, where his three eldest children were born. In April, 1794, 
it became necessary to sell the old homestead farm in Cumberland in order to 
efifect a settlement of the estate, and John took his share of the proceeds, in 
Spanish milled dollars, and put them into his saddlebags and started on horse- 
back into the interior of the country to look for a new home. Providence directed 
his steps to Westboro, Mass., where he purchased a farm, and immediately removed 
his family thither. Westboro was 28 miles from Cumberland, and the family 
connections of his wife felt that she was going to remove almost to the end of 
the world; in fact, the journey was thought more of at that time than a journey 
to Oregon or California is now. The family remained on the farm in Westboro 
seven years, until the year 1801, and here two more children were born. In April, 
1801, the farm in Westboro was sold, and another farm in Northborough pur- 
chased, where the family removed and there remained until the death of John 
Fiske, in 1837, at the age of 76 years. 

JAMES BALLOU, b. Dec. 14, 1784; m. Rebecca McGraw. 

NATHAN, b. Feb. i, 1787; m. Sarah A. Arnold. 

JOHN, b. Dec. 7, 1795. 

HORACE SUMNER, b. June 24, 1799. 

BETSEY, b. Oct. 24, 1790. 

841. DARIUS FISK (John, Josiah, Samuel, William, William, John, Wil- 
liam, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Cumberland, R. I., May 7, 
1768; m. there Feb. 12, 1789, Patty Darling, dau. of Joshua of Bellingham; res., 
Cumberland, R. I. 

JONATHAN FISK (Jonathan, Josiah, Samuel, William, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Feb. 12, 1760, Rhode Island; 
m. Apr. 20, 1779, Mercy Robinson, b. Mar. 23, 1762; d. Dec. 12, 1833. He d. Nov. 
2, 1853; res., Mayfield, N. Y. 

NATHANIEL, b. Jan. 13, 1780; m. Lois Hall and Lydia Wells. 
JONATHAN, b. Jan. 5, 1798; d. Apr. 14, 1800. 
STEPHEN, b. Feb. 24, 1796; d. Aug. 19, 1811. 
LUCY, b. Apr. 26, 1781; m. Apr. 27, 1797, Timothy Foot, Jr. 
HANNAH, b. Feb. 9, 1784; m. July 5, 1801, James Woodworth. 
He d. Oct. II, 1858. She d. Mar. 28, 1856. 

1524. vi. RUTH, b. Dec. 28, 1786; m. Mar. 19, 1807, William Green. He 

d. July 25, 1807. She m. 2d, Sept. 8, 1812, Edward H. Gay- 
lord. She d. Apr. 7, 1866. 

1525. vii. ESTHER, b. Sept. 28, 1788; m. Sept. 12, 1810, Nicholas Keysar, 

1526. viii. THEODOSIA, b. Apr, 8, 1790 m. June 6, 1811, Truman Christie. 

1527. ix. LOIS, b. Dec. 18, 1791; m. Sept. 27, 1818, Sylvenus Keysar. 

1528. X. SAMUEL, b. Nov. 7, 1793; m. Esther Wood and res. Danville, 

N. Y. 

1529. xi. MERCY, b. Dec. 23, 1799; m. Dec. 8, 1819, Herman Pettit. 

1530. xii. PATTY, b. Dec. 10, 1801; d. unm., July 11, 1841. 

1531. xiii. CYNTHIA, b. Feb. 26, 1804; m. Dec. 11, 1822, John Wood. 

847. DAVID FISK (Jonathan, Josiah, Samuel, William, John, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon. William, Symond), b. June 17, 1769, Rhode Island; m. Dec. 
26, 1790, Mary Green, b. May 4, 1775; d. June 27, 1828, in Arcadia, N. Y. He 
moved to Mayville, Saratoga Co., was married there and for many years kept 
hotel there, later he moved to Arcadia and was an extensive farmer. He d. Nov., 
1849; res. Saratoga Co., N. Y., and Waterford, Mich. 

1532. i. JONATHAN D., b. Feb. 21, 1794; m. Luc; Codman and Mrs. 
Betsey Granger. 

JAMES G., b. Oct. 10, 1791; m. Mary S. Alexander. 
WEAVER G., b. July 22, 1796; m. Eleanor Childs. 
DAVID, b. Mar. 26, 1801; m. Cynthia J. Chittenden. 
LEWIS MOSES, b. Sept. 14, 1804; m. Mary Titus; d. N. Y. state 



















1537. vi. HYRAM, b. Aug. 14, 1813; m. Worden; d. N. Y. state. 

1538. vii. POLLY, b. Oct. 26, 1798; m. Aug. 17, 1817, Silas Moon. She 

d. in Oakland, Co., Mich. Ch. : Luman, res. Waterford, Mich.; 
Lanson, Elizabeth, Stephen, Lerancy, Silas Ashley. 

1539. viii. BETSEY, b. Jan. 22, 1807; m. July 22, 1824, Benjamin Green. 

She d. s. p., Newark, N. Y. 

1540. ix. MARY MARCELLA, b. Apr. 20, 1809; m. July i, 1827, Adrian 

Conner Ch. : i, Stephen, b. Aug. 4, 1828. 2, Lester, b. July 
4, 1832. 3, Mary M., b. Aug. 6, 1834. .4, Martha M., b. Aug. 

18, 1836. Mr. Conner died and she m. 2d, May 12, 1844 ■ 

Miller res. Matanna Station, Ohio. She d. in Michigan. 

1541. X. ALMJRA, b. Apr. 14, 1811; m. in Rushford, N. Y. in 1849, Asa 

Putney She m. 2d in Freedom, N. Y., in 1856, Amos Tuttle. 
She d. in Knowlesville, N. Y. 

1542. xi. STEPHEN, b. Apr. 21, 1817; m. and s. p. 

1543. xii. BOY, b. Sept. i, 1803; died young. 

1544. xiii. GIRL, b. Feb. 6, 1820; d. young. 

851. EZRA FISK (Jonathan, Josiah, Samuel. William, William, John, Wil- 
liam, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Schuylerville, N. Y., Apr. 26^ 
1778; m. in New Bedford, Lydia Hannibal, b. 1782; d. in 1871, in Pontiac, Mich. 
He d. 1832; res. Saratoga and Port Gibson, N. Y. 

1545. i. JOHN HANNIBAL, b. Jan. 12, 1804; m. Jane Wells. 

1546. ii. STEPHEN, b. 1812; d. 1882, in White Lake, Mich. 

1547. iii. JAMES, b. 1814; d. 1894. 

1548. iv. HANNAH, b. 1823; m. John Seeley; res. Newark, N. Y. 

1549. V. WILLIAM, b. 1806; m.; d. 1844. Ch. : dau. Lydia; res. Marion, 

N. Y. 

1550. vi. HARVEY, b. 1818; d. Waterford Centre, Mich. 

1551. vii. HIRAM, b. 1800; m. Maria Fraser. 

1552. viii. DANIEL B.. b. Aug. 20, 1816; m. Elizabeth A. Sherman. 

1553. ix. EZRA, b. 1820; m. ; d. 1875. 

853. STEPHEN FISK (Jonathan, Josiah, Samuel, William, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Saratoga Co., N. Y., 1782; m. 
at Schuylerville, N. Y., Hannah Carry, b. in 1790; d. at Newark, N. Y., Jan. 14, 1849. 
Stephen, with his wife, Hannah, and three children, Lonson, aged about 9, Samuel, 
about 6 or 7, and William, an infant, emigrated from Schuylerville, Saratoga 
Co., N. Y., in the winter of 1821, arriving in Newark, February 5, 1821, hav- 
ing come by wagon and eight days on the road. Some of Stephen's brothers- 
and sisters went to that locality (either before or after) — one or more set- 
tled in Michigan, and other remained in the locality of their early home. It 
is said that one of the girls in the early days owned fifty acres of land upon 
which a part of the city of Saratoga Springs is now located. He d. July 21, 1855; 
res. Schuylerville and Newark, N. Y. 

1554. i. LONSON, b. Feb. 8, 181 1; m. Adelia Wells. 

1555. ii. WILLIAM, b. ; m. ; res. Newark. 

1556 iii. SAMUEL, b. 1814; d. ae. 18 years, in 1832. 

856. JOSEPH FISKE (Joseph, Mark, Joseph, William, William. John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William. Symond), b. New Ipswich, N. H., Sept. 
5, 1767; m. Dec. 27, 1790, Margaret Clark, b. Londonderry, N. H.. Oct. 25, 1765; 
d. Jan 17, 1852, at Eden Vt. During the war of 1812 he kept a huckster's store, 
being honest and upright himself, trusted to others and therefore lost nearly 
all his property; sold his home in Goffstown, N. H., and was again unfortunate 
through dishonest people, lost nearly all of that. Came to Eden, Vt., about 1808 
or 1809, the town then almost a forest, and settled on what is now known 
as Cooper Hill. A few years later fell from his house (while fixing the chim- 
ney) and broke his leg, never walking again without crutch or cane. That fall 
finished his work, and after suffering for years, went out for the last time to- 
his son Washington's wedding, Jan. 14, 1834. He d. Jan. 31, 1834; res. London- 
derry and Goffstown, N. H., and Eden, Vt. 

1557- i- JOSEPH, b. May i, 1792; m. Fannie Brown. 


1558. ii. JOHN, b. Apr. 16, 1794. He left home unknown to his parents, 

went to Albany, N. Y., and was in the war of 1812. 

1559. iii. CLARK, b. May 29, 1797; m. Olive Atwell. 

1560 iv. MARK, b. Sept. 15, 1799; d. Gofifstown, June 13, 1802. 

1561. V. MARGARET, b. Dec. 14, 1801; m. Mar. 2, 1842, Jefferson Cob- 

leigh. He d. Hyde Park, Vt., Mar. 10, i860. She d. Jan. 

17, 1868. Ch. : Lucilla; d. 3 years old. 

1562. vi. WASHINGTON, b. Feb. 15, 1804; m. Hannah Whitney Alden. 

1563. vii. MARY, b. Mar.. 15, 1807; m. Asaph Spalding of Morristown, 

Vt. ; res. Hyde Park, Vt. She was his second wife. She 
d. s. p. in Sept., 1887. 

857. BENJAMIN FISKE (Joseph, Mark, Joseph, WilHam, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon Simon, William, Symond), b. Ipswich, Mass., Nov. 15, 

1768; m. . He was a hotel keeper. He d. s. p.; res. Pembroke, 

N. H. 

861. COL. MARK FISKE (Joseph, Mark, Joseph, William, John, Wil- 
liam, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b, Ipswich, Mass., June 21, 1778; 
m. at Londonderry, N. H., Apr. 2, 1801, Eleanor Wilson, of Watertown; m. 2d., 
Mrs. Elizabeth (Stark) Kidder, granddaughter of Gen. John Stark. His parents 
moved to Londonderry, N. H., were farmers, also kept tavern. Stages stopped there 
on the route from Lowell to Deerlield. He was captain of the artillery at the time 
of the war of 1812. The company was drafted and went to Portsmouth, N. H.; 
remained there three months; never was in any.action. The British were at the Isle 
of Shoals. He died at the age of 64. He d. Pembroke, N. H., Aug., 1840; res. 
LondondeTy, N. H. 

1564. i. BENJAMIN, b. Dec. 27, 1810; m. Mary B. Sawyer. 

1565. ii. MARK, b. July 21, 1814; m. Elizabeth S. Gove and Mrs. Sarah 

E. (Reed) Cutter. 

1566. iii. JOSEPH, b. Aug. 5, 1809; m. Sarah A. Stevens. 

1567. iv. JAMES W., b. Oct. 6, 1818; m. Mary Webber. 

1568. V. ELIZABETH, b. Dec, 1802; m. Henry Willey and Isaac Clem- 

ent. Res. . She d. s. p. 

1569. vi. ELEANOR W., b. ; m. Albury Mason. Res. . 

she d. . A daughter is Mrs. Dudley; res. E. Boston, 


1570. vii. SARAH HOBBS, b. Apr., 1804; m. Dec. 26, 1825, John M. 

Stevens; res. Raymond, N. H. She d. Apr. 28, 1835. Ch. :/ 
John Fisk Stevens, b. Dec. 5, 1827; res. Raymond, N. H., 
dead. Hiram Wilson Stevens, b. Nov. 23, 1829. Sarah Helen 
Stevens, b. July 5, 1834; m. Dec. 15, 1861, Sewell Brown Pevear, 
b. July 18, 1839; res. 539 Western Av., Lynn, Mass.; ch. : 
Everett Sewell, b. Feb. 7, 1863; m. Dec. 2, 1885, address 69 
Park St., Lynn; Evelena Florence, b. Apr. 28, 1866; m. Mar. 

18, 1891, address, Pelham, N. H., Mrs. Charles de Chatnal; 
Helen May, b. Oct. 8, 1868; m. Oct. 16, 1895, address, Read- 
ing, Mass., Mrs. J. O. Newhall; Norman Melrose, b. Jan. 9, 
1871. Mary Ellen Stevens, b. July 5, 1834, twins; m. Nov. 23, 
1853, Samuel Belcher, b. Jan. i, 1821; Willey A. Belcher, b. 
Feb. 26, 1857; Alvah, H. Belcher, b. Dec. 27, 1859; Carrie E. 
Belcher, b. Oct. 28, 1862; Mamie F. Belcher, b. Jan 12. 1868; 
m. Jan. 12, 1890, now Mrs. Mamie F. Wyman, Winthrop, Mass. 
Mrs. Carrie E. Kent, East Derry. N. H. 

1571. viii. MARY JANE, b. ; m. Luther Mitchell and Fitch Cutter. 

She d. s. p. 

1572. ix. STARK, b. ; d. . 

1573. X. HIRAM, b. Oct. 15, 1807; m. Louisa Whitney. 

1574. xi. PRISCILLA A., b. July 16, 1816; m. Sept. 3, 1837, James Shute,; 

res. Somerville, Mass. He was b. May 17, 1815: d. Jan. i, 
1891: was a brick manufacturer. Ch.: Ellen Priscilla Angler, 
b. June 27. 1838: m. Aug. 29. 1872; now living: present name 
same; P. O. address, Derby St., Somerville, Mass. Boy, not 
named, b. Oct., 1840; d. in a few days. Mary Adelaide Shute, 






















b. May 22, 1842; d. Nov., 1842. Adelaide, b. Sept. 13, 1844; 
m. June 11, 1867; present name Adelaide Shute Bolton, res. No. 
18 Temple St., Somerville, Mass. James Henry Shute, b. Feb. 
9, 1847; unm. ; res. No. 18 Temple St., Somerville, Mass. 
Benjamin Franklin Shute, b. May 16, 1851; m.; P. O. address, 
Forest St., Arlington, Mass. 

862. JOHN FISK (John, Mark, Joseph, William, William, John, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Kennebunk, Me., Apr. 28, 1786; m. 
at Waterboro, Me., May 3, 181 1, Sarah Coffin of Waterboro, b. Apr. 14, 1794; d. 
Nov. 16, 1824; m. 2d. July 3, 1825, Nancy Davis of Alfred, Me., b. there Apr. 14, 
1804; d. Dec. 18, 1863. He was a farmer. H d. Oct. 2, 1846; res. Waterboro, Me. 

BENJAMIN, b. Feb. 11, 1813; m. Mary Jane Marshall. 
JOHN, b. May 25, 1815; m. Mary Andrews. 
MARK, b. Mar, 22, 1817; d., unm., at W., Mar. 12, 1842. 
SAMUEL C, b. Mar. 12, 1820; m. Fanny Wilson. 
GEORGE, b. June 10, 1822; m. Abigail Hill. 
CHARLES, b. Mar. 6, 1824; res. Col. 
NEHEMIAH, b. Sept. 4, 1827; d. Aug. 25, 1850. 
I VERY, b. Dec. 6, 1829; d. Feb. 2, 1832. 
I VERY, b. Jan. 20, 1836; d. June 17, 1853. 
SARAH J., b. Apr. 18, 1833; m. Nov. 2, 1854, Daniel Warren; 
res. Waterboro. Ch. : John E., b. Dec. 5. 1858; d. unm. June 
8, 1882. She m. 2d. Frank L. Libby of Limerick, Me.; ch.: 
I, Elsworth S., b. June 12, 1865; 2, Edward E., b. July 27, 1867; 
3, Warren S., b. June 11, 1871; res. New York city. 

1585. xi. USHER, b. Nov. 29, 1839; d. unm. Mar. 8, 1864. 

1586. xii. ELIZA, b. June 8, 1843; m. July 2, 1878, Joseph Chadbourne; 

res., Waterboro, s. p. 

872. NATHANIEL FISKE (Nathaniel, Theophilus, Theophilus, William, 
William, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Topsfield, 
Mass., Dec. 2, 1764; bap. June 9, 1765; m. Nov. 20, 1794, Mehitable Balch of Tops- 
field, b. June 26, 1771; d. Sept. 16, 1864. Nathaniel, Jr., son of Nathaniel and Lydia 
Gould Fiske, who m. Mehitable, dau. of John and Sarah (Baker) Balch, was a 
shoemaker by trade. He settled at first on the homestead in Topsfield; and died 
in that town, aged eighty-five; and his widow, who was born June 26, 1771, died, 
with her daughter Elsey, in Salem, aged 93 years. He d. Nov. 13, 1849; res. Tops- 
field, Mass. 
He d. Nov. 13, 1849. Res., Topsfield, Mass. 

1587. iv. JONAS, b. Sept. 24, 1805; m. Apr. 14, 1841, Abigail Pettingill. 

Rev. Jonas Fiske, who was born in Topsfield, received his 
classical education in Bangor, Me., at Bowdoin College, grad- 
uated at the Theological Seminary in 1838, was ordained pastor 
over the Salem (N. H.) Church in 1840, and in 1843 removed 
to the state of Maine, to labor as an evangelist. For twenty 
years he preached to the feeble churches in that sparsely settled 
State and did good missionary work among them, being prin- 
cipally sustained therein by the Missionary Board of that State. 
He has recently retired from active service, and resided in Dan- 
vers, Mass. His wife was a daughter of Joseph and Lucy 
(Smith) Pettingill and was b. in Salem, Mass. They did not 
have any children. 

1588. i. MEHITABLE, b. Aug. 22, 1793; m. a John of Beverly, who soon 

died at sea, and she died a widow years after without issue. 

1589. ii. ELSEY, b. May 3. 1798; m. and res. on Mall St., Salem, in 1867. 

1590. iii. AMOS, b. May 26, 1801; m. Mercy Peabody. 

1591. v. REBECCA, b. June i, 1812; d. Dec. 12, 1848. 

873. JOHN FISKE (Nathaniel, Theophilus, Theophilus, William. William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), bap. Aug. 20, 1769, in 
Topsfield; m. there, Huldah Woodbury, of Beverly, b. 1771; d. May 6, 1804. John 
Fiske of Beverly Shoreman Adm'n granted to Mrs. Huldah Fisk [his widow] June 


8, 1803 and after his decease Adm'n De Bonis Non was granted to Ebenr Fiske of 
Beverly trader June 5 1804 Inv of the Estate was taken July 15, 1803 Nov 5, 1805. 
Acc't of Adm'n was given June 27, 1804, and Dec 4, 1805. Huldah the widow de- 
ceased & adm'n of her Est was granted to Peter Woodbury, June 5 1804. Inv of 
the Est was taken June 26 1804. Acc't of Adm'n of her Est was given Nov 6 1805. 
Elbridge the only child of John 8f Huldah Fiske was five years old when Nath 
Fiske was app'd his guardain June 27, 1804 and he received from the adm'rs of the 
Estates of the father & mother Jan 13, 1806 the personal Estate amounting to 
1817 when the minor was 14 years old. Same time Eben'r Fisk of Beverly a trader 
$6442.29. (Vol. 73, page 78.) And rendered his acc't of Guardianship Oct 4, 
1817, when the minor was 14 years old. Same time Eben'r Fisk of Beverly a 
trader received the appointment of Guardian & received the Estate which then 
amounted to $8254.90. Vol. 84, p. 154. After serving as guardian 6 ys 10 ms & 
the minor having become of age he renders the acct. of his guardianship to the 
Court Aug 1820, charging for his services $800. the whole amount of said Elbridge 
Fisk's personal Est. was then $7536.84. Vol. 96, pages 242 & 259. He d. Ma)' 4, 
1803; res., Beverly, Mass. 

1592. i. LYDIA, b. Jan. 29, 1792; d. Jan. 4, 1798. 

1593- ii- JOHN, b. Dec. 27, 1794; d. Aug. 17, 1803. 

1594. iii. AYOR, b. Jan. 17, 1797; d. April 24, 1803. 

1595. iv. ELBRIDGE, b. June 27, 1799; d. Dec. 9, 1846, married July 12, 

1821, Hannah Kilham, daughter of Jonathan and Rebecca 
(Kilham) Dodge, who was born Nov. jg, 1798, and died 
May 15, 1850. No children. Elbridge Fisk of Beverly, trader 
made his will Nov 25 1846, which was proved Feb 2, 1847, in 
which he gives all his Estate to his wife Hannah Kilham Fisk 
& made her Ex'x and Edward Kilham & Charles A. Kilham 
of Beverly were bondsmen — among Items he gave her was his 
house. Store &c with the land on the southwesterly corner of 
Cabot & Winter Streets & Pew No 74, in the First Parish in 
Beverly. Inv. of Estate taken Nov. 29, 1847, amt. $5564.75. 

874. BENJAMIN FISKE (Nathaniel, Theophilus, Theophilus, William, 
William, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Topsfield, 
Mass, Aug. 17, 1774; bap. Aug. 21, that year; m. Mar. 17, 1796, Lydia Hobbs, dau. 
of Abraham, b. Aug. 25, 1774; d. June, 1847, in Danvers. Benjamin, son of Na- 
thaniel and Lydia (Gould) Fiske, married Lydia, dau. of Abraham and Elizabeth 
(Cummings) Hobbs; resided awhile in Topsfield, in Salem, Newburyport, and 
removed to Peeling, now called Woodstock, N. H., where he deceased, aged 
forty-seven years. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and with his company 
paroled the shore of Beverly. He d. Mar. 8, 1822; res. Woodstock, N. H. 

1596. i BENJAMIN,"b. ; d. young. 

1597. ii. ABRAHAM H., b. Nov. 2, 1792; m. Joanna Ober Edwards and 

Mrs. Abigail Wingate. 

1598. iii. LYDIA, b. in 1800; m. Luther Thonnpson, from Keene, N. H., 

for many years superintendent of the town farm and alms- 
house of Dedham, Mass., died in Concord, N. H., about 1858; 
she resided in Lynn, Mass. Ch. : i, Laura Jane, who m. 
Fred. Nichols, of Lynn. 2, Alethea, who married her cousin, 
Ham L., who was formerly a school-teacher, was in the U. 
3, Lydia, who married Otis Bauldwin, of Lynn; and 4, Wil- 
Samuel A. Southwick; res. 112 New Park St., Lynn, Mass. 
S. Army time of the rebellion, now a lawyer in Lawrence, 
Mass., and m. Aug., 1867, a wife from Woburn. 

1599. iv. BENJAMIN, b. ; d. young. 

1600. V. JOHN, b. Mar. 2, 1804; m. Salley Haynes. 

1601. vi. MARY DODGE, b. Feb. 28, 1806; m. June 8, 1831, Samuel South- 

wick, b. in Danvers, May 15, 1806. Resided in South Danvers 
when their children were born, but she deceased about 1850, and 
he, who has resided in Ballardvale, Andover, and now in Law- 
rence, is married to his second wife. Ch.: i, Samuel Au- 
gustus, b. March 20, 1832; married his cousin, Alethea Thomp- 
son; have children; 2, Mary, b. Jan. 25, 1834, who married a 


Coulder, no children; and 3, Amos, b. Aug. 26, 1836, res., Law- 

1602. vii. ALETHEA, bap. in Limebrook Church (west parish in Ipswick, 

Aug. 7, 1808, who married first, Cyrus Fish, from Barnard, Vt., 
by whom had a dau., Martha Ann. He deceased in Strongville, 
Ohio, where she married a second husband named Elisha Tay- 
lor, and they now reside in North Camden, Ohio. A daughter 
of hers is Mrs. Martha Ann Robinson, 11 16 19th St., West 
Superior, Wis. 

1603. viii. EBENEZER, b. Aug. 18, 1809; m. Elizabeth Mudge and Mrs. 

Elizabeth (Stevens) Wilson. 

1604. ix. SHADRACH, b. May 2, 1812; m. Lucy (Boden) Standley and 

Susan Raymond. 

1605. X. MARTHA BYRON, b. May 23, 1816; m. James Johnson Mans- 

field, July 9, 1834. b. in Lynnfield, Mass., March 23, 181 1. He 
is a son of William and Eunice (Johnson) Mansfield. They 
have, for most of the time since married, resided in South 
Reading, Mass. He has been connected with shoemaking, 
teaming, and now is in the wood and coal business, having his 
two sons in company with him. Their children are: i, James 
Fiske, b. Oct. 20, 1835; m. June 6, 1858, Francis Olive Walton, 
in Wakefield, Mass., where they reside and have had a dau., 
Cora F., b. Feb. 13, i860, who died Aug. i, 1862. He served 
through the entire war, enlisting at first in company E., Mass. 
i6th regiment and afterwards belonged to the nth regiment; 
was chosen sergeant, and came out a lieutenant colonel, and 
chosen Representative to the Mass. Legislature from South 
Reading, in 1866. 2, Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 27, 1837; d. Feb. 
20, 1840. 3, Laura Matilda, b. Aug. 23, 1839; m. Dec. 31, 1863, 
Hoyt B. Parker, b. in Newport, N. H., Dec. 29, 1838, is a car- 
penter and cabinet maker; res., 9 Yale Av., Wakefield; place of 
business, Charlestown. 4, Joseph Henry, b. Nov. 8, 1841; en- 
listed into the same company with his brother, July 12, 1861, 
but died in Bellevue Hospital, N. Y., Sept. 14, 1862, with 
typhoid fever. 5, Albert Alonzo, b. in South Reading, Aug. 
19, 1843; m- July 22, 1868, Carrie E. Newhall, b. July 8, 1844; 
res., Wakefield. 6, Mary Elizabeth, b. July 10, 1845: m. Cyrus 
E. Marshall, of Newbury, N. H., Jan. 31, 1867; b. Sept. 5, 1842. 
and is a provision dealer in Brighton, Mass. 7, Austin Le Roy, 
b. Mar. 31, 1856; m. May 16, 1880, Clara A. Noble, d. Apr. 12, 
1882: m. 2d, Oct. 17, 1887, Harriet M. Peirson, b. Jan. 22, 1866; 
res. Wakefield. 

875. DEA. MOSES FISKE (Nathaniel. Theophilus, Theophilus, William, 
William, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Topsfield, 
Mass., Aug. 20, 1777; m. Dec. 12, 1802, Sukey Platts, b. Londonderry; d. Jan. 9, 
1822; m. 2d, Oct. 1839, Abigail Platts. Dea. Moses, was son of Nathaniel and 
Lydia (Gould) Fiske, m. to Sukey, a dau. of James and Mary Platts; b. in Lon- 
donderry, d. at an advanced age, about 1833-6, her father having been a Revolution- 
ary pensioner. They resided in Topsfield until the year 1805, in New Boston, 
N. H., until Mar. 1820, when they emigrated to Parishville, St. Lawrence county, 
N. Y., and remained about two months; and removed to Stockholm, same county, 
where Mrs. Fiske died and Deacon Fiske, the spring of that year, removed to 
Fort Covington. Franklin county, same state, and resided until his death, after 
marrying Abigail Platts, a sister to his first wife. He was an industrious farmer, 
and a shoemaker by trade; and from an obituary notice of him in the Franklin 
Gazette, published at Fort Covington, June 9, 1841, we learn that "In early life he 
made a profession of religion, and was set apart to the office of Ruling Elder in 
the Presbyterian church before his removal to this town, which office he continued 
to hold until his death. His deportment was uniformly that of a Christian." He 
d. June 2, 1841; res.. Fort Covina-ton. N. Y. 

1606. i. SUSAN PLATT, b. at Topsfield, Mass.. Mar. 22, 1804; m. Feb. 

17, 1830, at Fort Covington, where they resided, to Humphrey 


Russell, jr., b. at White Creek, Washington county, N. Y., May 
12, 1802. Their children, who are all alive, and some married, 
with children, are: i, Edwin Humphrey, b. Jan. 2, 1832. 2, 
Lovica Susan, Mar. 16, 1834. 3, Rodney Fiske, Dec. 28, 1836. 
4, Hulda Eliza, Dec. 13, 1838, 5, Moses Fiske, June 12, 1841. 6, 
Mary Maria, Mar. 17, 1847. 

1607. ii. MARY CLEVES, b. in New Boston, Oct. 17, 1807; m. Robert 

Young, who died at Massena, St. Lawrence county, N. Y., 
Feb. 17, 1862. She had no issue, but her husband had a large 
family by his first wife. 

1608. iii. NATHANIEL, b. 1810; d. aged seventeen years, a worthy mem- 

ber of the Methodist Episcopal church, and of the same church 
where other members of this family are of like standing. 

1609. iv. MOSES, JR., b. Apr. 27, 1813, in Boston; m. at Lisbon, St. Law- 

rence county, N. Y., Aug. 2, 1824. He is a farmer at Lisbon, 
but had no children. 

1610. V. HARRIET NEWELL, b. Aug. 30, 1815; m. Hiram Russell, a 

brother of her sister, Susan P 's husband, and born at 

same place, June 21, 1814; reside at Fort Covington, and their 
children are all living, and several of them have children, i, 
Briggs, b. Dec. 8, 1836. 2, Fanny, b. Apr. 28. 1839. 3, Mary, b. 
May 4, 1843. 4, James, b. Feb. 4, 1848. 5, Daniel, b. Feb. 20, 
1850. 6, George, b. Aug. 12, 1853. 7, Caroline, b. July 24, 1855. 

1611. vi. HULDAH WOODBURY, b. Sept. 29, 1817; d. unm., Dec. 31. 

1844; she left a diary of her Christian experience, which she 
kept, now held by the family as a sacred memento of her. 

1612. vii. PUTNAM BRADFORD, b. Sept. 9, 1820 m. , . 

877. DAVID FISKE (Nathaniel. Theophilus. Theophilus, William, Wil- 
liam, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Topsfield, 
Nov. 24, 1783; m. Apr. 8, 1813, Nancy Baker, dau. of Moses and Hepzibah (Card) 
Baker; b. Hamilton, Aug. 19, 1786; d. Nov. 30, 1856. David, son of Nathaniel 
and Lydia (Gould) Fiske, m. Nancy Baker, resided with his father in Topsfield 
until two children were born, when they removed to New Ipswich, N. H., 
where three more children were born; in Ashburnham, Mass., and in Nov., 1843, 
removed to Byron, Ogle county. 111., where some of his children had re- 
moved. He d. and his wife d. at the same place. He d. Sept. 5, 1851; res. 
Byron, 111. 

1613. i. LYDIA GOULD, b. Feb. 21, 1814; m. in Ashburnham, Oct. 4, 
1837, Phineas Brown Spaulding, b. in Ashburnham, Oct. 14, 
1815. His parents were Isaac Spaulding and Lydia Brown, 
who were of New Ipswich, N. H., resided in Worcester one 
year after they were married, five years in Fitchburg, where 
he carried on his business of cabinet making. Ill health com- 
pelled him to give up that business, and several months sub- 
sequently removed to Byron, 111., where he commenced in 
1844 the nursery business; and, eleven years after, removed to 
Beloit, Rock Co., Wis., where he deceased, Nov. i, 1864. Ch. : 
I, Alfred Foster, b. at Byron, III., Sept. 28, 1849; 2, Charles 
Washburn, b. at Byron, 111., Aug. 12, 1851, and, 3, Ann Eliza- 
beth, b. at Beloit, Wis., Dec. 26, 1856. 

1614. ii. NATHANIEL GOLDSMITH, b. Mar. 12, 1817; m. Hannah 

Z. Springer, from Hallowell, Maine, in 1846; has resided in 
Natick, in Hopkinton, etc., and is (1867) in East Holliston, 
Mass. A carpenter by occupation. No children. 

1615. iii. HEZIBETH CARD, b. at New Ipswich, Apr. 3. 1820, died June, 

1863; m. Isreal Stone Knowlton, son of Benjamin and Olive, 
and b. in Newfane, Vt., Jan. 29, 1815. Settled in Byron, Ogle 
Co., 111., where their children were born, namely: i, Try- 
phena M.. b. June 2, and d. in Oct., 1843; 2, Alvah Benjamin, 
b. Feb. 28, 1847; 3, Elsie Cornelia, b. Feb. 4, 1849; 4, Willie 
Henry, b. Dec. 3, 184s. 

1616. iv. ELIZABETH HUBBARD, b. Feb. 2. 1822, in New Ipswich; m. 

July 10, 1845, Milo H. Smith, son of Friend and Salley (Rowe) 


Smith, b. in Amherst, Hampshire Co., Mass., May 20, 1812; 
settled in Byron, Ogle Co., Ill, where all their children were 
born. And she died March 3, 1857. Her children were: i, 
Owen, b. May 5, 1846; 2, Mary Esther, b. March 12, 1848; 3, 
Eldbridge F., b. Sept 2, 1850; 4, Maria Elizabeth, b. Dec. i, 
1852; 5, Henry A., b. Dec. 7, 1854; d. January, 1855; 7, Abby 
Nanc3', b. Oct. 13, 1856. 

1617. V. MARY ANNA PERKINS, b. at N. Ipswich, Feb. 25, 1824; d.unm. 

at Byron, Oct. 20, 1844. 

1618. vi. MOSES BAKER, b. at Ashburnham, Mass., Mar. 14, 1828; m. 

May 14, 1854, Abby J. Whitaker, of West Boylston, Mass., but 
have no issue. 

881, SAMUEL FISKE (Samuel, Theophilus, Theophilus, William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Ipswich, Mass., May 
7, 1773; m. Oct. 19, 1795, Sarah Patch, dau. of Samuel of Hamilton, b. 1778, d. 
March i, 1833. He was baptised the 29th of the August following, which was 
the day his father owned the church covenant. He settled in western part of 
Wenham, where he died on the day he was ^^ years old; but she deceased, aged 55. 
He d. May 7, 1846; res. Wenham, Mass. 

1619. i. PATTY, b. Jan. 3, 1799; d. unm. ae. Zi- 

1620. ii. WILLIAM, b. Sept. 6, 1804, deceased, aged 16 years. 

1621. iii. PAULINE, b. April 21, 1810; m. May 16, 18—, Eldbridge G., son 

of Warren Peabody, was b. in Wenham, Sept. 9, 1810, where 
they resided until their first child was born, and removed to 
Beverly, where they afterwards resided. Ch: i. Sarah L., 
who died, aged 7 years, and, 2, Adeline Mullet, b. in Salem, 
Feb. 5, 1852. 

1622. iv. SAMUEL BLANCHARD, 14, b. July 8, 1812; d. Nov. 5, 1845. 

aged 32 years; settled on his father's homestead which his 
widow sold to James Cook, and afterwards owned by Geo. 
Kimball. His widow resided near the church in Wenham. 
Her name is Harriet Frances, a daughter of Rev. William 
and Frances (Costigan) Dodge, and a grandaughter of John 
Dodge, of that part of the town called Wenham Neck. She 
was b. Dec. 29, 1810, and d. Nov. 18, 1883. Their daughter 
and only child was Martha Madalena, who died May I, 1855, 
aged 20 years and 2 months, after marrying Ezra, son of 
Amos and Bethiah (Goodell) Hobbs, of Wenham, who died 
Oct. S, 1853, aged about 23 years, and they had an only child 
who resided with her grandmother Fiske, whose name is Eliza 
Jane, born in Wenham, July 4, 1851. 

882. CAPT. EZRA FISKE (Samuel, Theophilus, Theophilus, William, 
William, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Ipswich, 
Mass., Jan. 7, ^^J^6•, m. Dec. 31, 1800, Polly Lakeman of Hamilton, dau. of James 
and Mary (Brown) Lakeman, b. Dec. 13, 1778, d. Dec. 20, 1857. Ezra, son of 
Samuel and Sarab (Perkins) Fiske, who married Polly Lakeman, of Hamilton, 
resided in Beverly at the time his first and his last child was born, and Salem the 
rest of his life, where he deceased. He was a master mariner, and commanded the 
barque "Speed." in time of war 1812. when in the employ of Joseph Peabody; was 
taken by the British and put in prison at Bermuda, where he was kept during 
most of the time until the war ended. He d. April 6, 1827; res. Salem, Mass. 

1623. i. JOHN BROWN, b. Oct. i, 1804; m. Sarah Smith. 

1624. ii. MARY, born Oct. 2, 1806, married July 12, 183 1, James, son of 

James and Abigail (Cheever) Perkins, of Salem, have since 
resided in Bangor, Me., where two or three of their children 
were born; in Salem, Boston, and now Melrose, near the 
Wyoming station, on the Boston and Maine Railroad. He 
learnt the trade of blacksmith of his father; for some time 
followed the same business, and has since been in the machin- 
ery business. Their children have been: i, Wm. Francis, 
b. June, 1835, who d. unm., July, 1867; 2, Mary Louisa, 
who is a widow without children, m. Edward Thayer, 


of Boston, a master mariner, who d. at New York; 
3, James Fisk, who was in the U. S. army at the time of the 
rebelhon, and now a seaman; 4, Edward B., d. young; 5, 
Chas. F., who went to sea and supposed deceased; and 6, 
Stephen jarvis, b. about 1847, who is at home 

1625. iii. SOPHRONIA, b. May 24, 1808, in 1837 m. Richard, son 

of Richard and Lois (Devereux) Lindsey, b. in Marblehead, 
Feb. 22, 1809; res. on Broad Street, and had a trading store 
of West India goods and groceries on Layfayette Street, Salem. 
Their children were all born in Salem, namely: i, Elizabeth, 
b. Dec. 22, 1838, who was a deaf mute from a child (the mis- 
fortune caused by scarlet fever), married James Denison, from 
Royalton, Vt., and he is so deaf that his way of conversation 
is, for the most part, by signs. They are teachers in the 
asylum at Washington,, D. C, where they reside. Have had 
no children. 

1626. iv. MERCY, b. July 10, 1811; d. young. 

1627. v. LOUISA, b. Sept. 5, 1812; m. Sept. 15, 1835, Mark Webster, of 

Bangor, Me., a lumber surveyor, and resided in that place until 
about 1862, when they removed to Chicago, 111. His father, 
who was born in Fryeburg, Me., d. Mar., 1836, aged 64 years; 
and his mother, Mary, the dau. of Rev. Dr. Porter, d. about 
1855, aged 75 years. Dr. Porter was about 96 years of age. 
Ch.: I, an infant, d. young; 2, Ezra Fiske, b. Apr. 25, 1848. 

3, Emery Abbott, b. Feb. 28, 185 1, and Percy L., b. Oct. 10, 

1628 vi. SARAH ANN, b. Dec. 2, 1814; m. William Page, of Salem, a 
cooper, and went to Newton, Mass., about 1841, where she 
d. Jan. 9, 1846, and he m. a Lydia Smith for his second wife. 
Her children were: i, Sarah Ann, who resides with her father, 
m. Charles Chamberlain, of Watertown, who d. in Charles- 
town, by whom she had a son, George William, b. in Charles- 
town. 2, William Henry, whose wife is Harriet, who belonged 
in Richmond, Ind., resides in a western state, and has a son 
Thomas. 3, Mary Jane. 4, Harriet, d. young; and 5 , Edwin 

1629. vii. ABIGAIL, b. Sept. 23, 1816; m. June 6, 1839, John Emery Ab- 

bott Todd, son of Jeremiah and Rebecca (Fabens) Todd, b. 
in Salem, Nov. 18, 1817. He is a shipmaster, residence corner 
of Porter and Cherry streets, Salem. That city has been his 
residence most of the time, but they were a while in South 
America, at Rio Grande, in Boston and Brazil. Ch. : i, Na- 
thaniel Mayhew, b. in Salem, Mar. 29, 1840, who is a shoemaker 
in Boston, m. Helen Augusta, dau. of Bradstreet Parker Wood- 
man, of Haverhill, whose father was Col. John Woodman, of 
Haverhill (see Hist, and Genealogical Researches of Merri- 
mack Valley) and they have a dau., Mary Abby, b. in Haver- 
hill, Aug. 22, 1864; and 2, Mary A., the other child of Mrs. 
Todd, died, aged eight years. 

1630. viii. CHARLES, b. Oct. 8, 1818, who d. at Accra, on the coast of 

Africa, Aug. 30, 1847, m. Judith Rhue, by whom he had a dau., 
Sarah Ann, who d. young, and his widow m. Ephraim Allen, 
of Salem. 

1631. ix. CHARLOTTE, b. in Beverly Sept. 11, 1822; m. William Will- 

iams Whitmore, b. in Salem Sept. i, 1821, son of Stephen and 
Betsey (Noyes) Whitmore. He is a bookkeeper in Boston, 
but now resides on Essex street, Salem. Their children have 
been i, Charlotte E., who d. young. 2, William Fiske, b. in 
Salem May 30, 1851. 3, Edith, b. in Charlestown Apr. 11, 1853. 

4. Jennie Emerson, b. in Charlestown Feb. 11. 1856. 5, Catie 
Meservey, b. in Salem May 12, i860; and 6, Earnest Drayton, 
b. in Salem Mar. 3, 1865. 


888. CAPT. JONATHAN FISK (Simeon, Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, 
William, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Shelburne, 
Mass., Oct. i8, 1790; m. in Leverett, Mass., in May, 1813, Susanna Williams, b. 
May 25, 1790; d. July 17, 1841; m. 2d, 1843, Mrs. Maria Roberts, d. 1845; m. 3d, 
1850, Releafy Blood, d. Sept., 1852. Jonathan Fisk, son of Simeon and Diana 
(Whitcome) Fisk, was born at Shelburne Falls, Mass. He grew to manhood on 
his father's farm. He was married to Susanna Williams, daughter of Rev. Henry 
Williams, of Leverett, Mass. In 1816 or 181 7 he moved with his family, wife and 
one daughter, to the state of Georgia, settling in Wilks County. In 1819 he 
returned to the north, settling in Windham County, Vermont. About 1824 he 
removed to Goshen, Orange County, N. Y., and in 1834 to Coshocton, Ohio, 
where his wife died. In 1843 he was married to Mrs. Maria Roberts, who lived 
but two years after. In the fall of 1849 he went to Terre Haute, Ind., where in 1850 
he was married to Miss Releafy Blood. He was a farmer and mechanic, a cooper 
by trade. He was a luling elder in the Presbyterian Church. At the time of the 
War of 1812 he was a captain in the Massachusetts militia, and was called out in 
the service of the state, but was never engaged in battle in the national service. 
He d. Aug. 21, 1853. res. Goshen, N. Y., and Terre Haute, Ind. 

1632. i. ESTHER SUSANNA, b. Feb. 13, 1814; m. in Coshocton, O., 

July 14, 1836, Jacob Welsh. She d. 1873. 

1633. ii- GEORGIANNA F., b. Nov. 14, 1818; m. Sept. 26, 1839, Wash- 

ington Burt; res. Flint, Ohio. He was b. Aug. 3, 1813; d. Mar. 
13, 1888. Ch.: Ellen, b. July 25, 1840; m. Hiram A. Taylor 
Sept. 26; res. Penty, Pa. Georgianna, b. June 27, 1843; "i- I- 
M. Voorhees Nov. 27, 1862; res. Coshocton, Ohio. Chas. H., 
b. Feb. 22, 1845; m. Ada Richmond; res. Arkansas City, Kan. 
Maria, b. Nov. 16, 1843; m. H. K. Johnson Sept. 26, 1867; res. 
Flint, Ohio. Emma, b. Nov. 21. 1848; m. Henry C. Johnson 
Dec. 25, 1866; res. Flint, Ohio. Sarah A., b. Nov. 24, 1850; m. 
J. N. Thompson Dec. 18, 1872; res. Westerville. Ohio. Susanna, 
b. Apr. 10, 1853; m. Oliver Moore Sept. 20, 1879. George K., 
b. Apr. 12, 1855; m. Ida M. Case; res. Eureka, Kan. Allan D., 
b. Apr. 9, 1857; m. Nora Case; res. Eureka. Clara, b. July 30, 
1869; m.. John Hambleton; res. Hanford, Cal. 

1634. iii. EZRA W.. b. May 29, 1820; m. Mary Van Dyke. 

1635. iv. JONATHAN, b. Aug. 15, 1825; d. unm. in Reno County, Kan- 

sas, Mar. 28, 1879. He was born in Goshen, N. Y. The fam- 
ily removed to Coshocton, Ohio, when he was nine years old. 
. His mother died at that place when he was sixteen. In May, 
1846, he enlisted for twelve months' service in the Mexican war; 
was in the Third Ohio Regiment, Company B. This regiment 
was not in any of the great battles of that war, being much of the 
time in garrison. At the expiration of his term he returned 
to Ohio. Soon afterward he went to the southern part of Indi- 
ana, where he entered land (with his land warrant), but did not 
settle on it. In 1850 he was called to Princeton, N. J., by the 
serious illness of his eldest brother, who had just graduated 
from the college at that place. He remained in the east two 
years, then returned to Indiana, and soon after engaged in the 
marble business at Hutsonville, 111. In the fall of 1854 he 
closed his business at that place, sold his land in Indiana, and 
went to Minnesota, then a new territory. He took up a claim 
on government land, as yet unsurveyed, and yet only sixteen 
miles from the site of the present city of Minneapolis. He 
obtained this land under the pre-emption law, and it was his 
home for twenty-one years. In the fall of 1861 he visited his 
brother at Greencastle, Ind., and there enlisted in Company H, 
Forty-third Indiana Volunteers. With this regiment he was 
in numerous battles, among which were New Madrid, Ruddles 
Point, Helena and Marks' Mill. Near the close of his three 
years' term he was examined by a military board and recom- 
mended for a captain's commission, to command colored 


troops. The commission was issued, but before it reached the 
regiment his brigade was sent in charge of a wagon train from 
Camden to Pine BkifY, Ark. On the way, at Marks' Mill, they 
were attacked by a strong force of rebels, and after one of the 
most fiercely contested battles of the war, though not on a 
large scale, the lines were broken up and they were captured 
man by man. Fisk, who was a sergeant, was in command of 
the company through this action, there being no commissioned 
officer with it. He with the rest was taken to Tyler, Tex., and 
imprisoned in a stockade. The treatment was not so severe 
as at Libby or Andersonville, but it was bad enough. The 
whole long svmimer was spent in this wretched place, from 
April till late in September. Near the end of the latter month 
he with three others escaped, and after a journey of forty-eight 
days, traveling at night and hiding during the day much of the 
time, suffering from exposure to the weather with only a single 
suit of clothing, and that worn to rags before 'they started, and 
from hunger almost to the point of starvation, they finally 
reached the Union lines at Little Rock, Ark. As it was then 
considerably beyond the expiration of his term of enlistnient, 
he received his discharge, and did not accept the commission 
tendered him, but returned to his home in Minnesota. Dur- 
ing his absence in the army the Indian war occurred in Minne- 
sota, and when he got to his place he found nothing left but 
his land, not a trace of a building (except ashes) and not a rail 
of a fence. He went to work to restore his improvements. In 
this he succeeded, though it was evident that his constitution 
was permanently injured by his severe army service and his 
prison experience. He lived at his Minnesota home until the 
summer of 1875, at which time he sold out, and after nearly two 
years spent in travel and prospecting, he settled in Reno 
County, Kansas, where he again established a home, but his 
health soon after became impaired and he died on the 28th of 
March, 1879. He was never married. 

1636. V. HARRIETT MARIA, b. Aug. 25, 1823; m. at Coshocton, Ohio, 

Dec. 24, 1840, Lewis D. Roderic. She d. at Claremont, 111., in 
Sept., 1872. 

1637. vi. HENRY WILLIAMS, b. Nov. 6, 1833; m. Mary J. Stevenson. 

893. RUFUS FISKE (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Shelburne, Mass., 
Mar. 22, 1781; m. 1807, Hannah Woodward. He d. Sept. 24, 1840; res. Shelburne, 


ANNA, b. Apr. 22, 1808: m. Daniel Fiske, son of Daniel. 

FIDELIA, b. Oct. 24, 1810; d. July 11, 1S14. 

LAURA, b. Oct. 30, 1813: d. Mar. 6, 1815. . 

FIDELIA, b. May i, 1816, united with the church at Shelburne, 
under the pastoral care of Rev. Dr. Packard, in Jan., 1831. She 
was a pupil and then a teacher at Mount Holyoke Female Sem- 
inary, and partaking largely of the spirit of Mary Lyon, thor- 
oughly accepting her views of Christian education, she would 
probably have been connected permanently with that institu- 
tion but for the conviction in her own mind that she was called 
to the missionary field. She embarked at Boston, for the Nes- 
torian mission, Mar. i, 1843, in company with Mr. and Mrs. 
Perkins and Mar Yohannan, returning to Persia, and Messrs. 
D. T. Stoddard and E. E. Bliss and their wives, and Miss C. E. 
Myers, reached Oroomiah, June 14, of the same year, and after 
laboring there for fourteen years, was constrained by impaired 
health to return to the United States in 1858, and died at the 
house of her brother in Shelburne, July 26, 1864. 

One who had known Miss Fiske long and well, says of 
her character and influence: "That she was generally re- 


garded by those who knew her as a remarkable woman, was 
not owing to the predominance of any one quahty in her char- 
acter, but to a combination of qualities, intellectual and emo- 
tional, surpassing anything, as it seems to me, that I have ever 
seen in any other man or woman. I remember enough of her 
uncle, Pliny Fiske, the companion of Parsons in commencing 
the Palestine mission, to believe that he owed the stronghold 
he had upon popular interest to the same cause. Her emo- 
tional nature was wonderfully sanctified; and each of her pow- 
ers being well developed, and all nicely adjusted one to another, 
the whole worked with regularity and ease. Hence that singu- 
lar accuracy of judgment, that never failing sense of propriety, 
for which she was distinguished. Hence the apparent absence 
of fatigue in her protracted conversations and conversational 
addresses. Hence the habitual control of her sanctified affec- 
tions, over her intellectual powers, so that she seemed ever 
ready at the moment, for the call of duty, and especially to meet 
the claims of perishing souls around her. In the structure and 
the working of her nature, she was the nearest approach I ever 
saw to my ideal of the Saviour, as he appeared when on earth. 
"The amount of her usefulness is as extraordinary as her 
character. The book entitled 'Woman and her Saviour in Per- 
sia,' strikingly sets forth her influence on Nestorian character, 
and I doubt not it would be the judgment of the mission, that 
few of their number exerted so great a formative influence on 
the Nestorian mind, as did this departed sister. Certainly the tid- 
ings of no death could awaken so many voices of lamentation, 
as will the tidings of hers, over the plain of Oroomiah, and in 
the glens and fastnesses of Koordistan." At the time of her 
death was engaged in writing "Recollections of Mary Lyon" 
(Boston, 1866). See the memoir of Miss Fisk, by the Rev. 
Daniel T. Fiske, D. D., entitled "Faith Working by Love" 

1642. V. LAURA, b. Mav 20, 1819. 

1643. vi. HANNAH, b. 1822; d. Oct. 17, 1840. 

895. DEA. EBENEZER FISKE (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, 
William, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Shelburne, 
Mass., Apr. 18, 1785; m. in Abington, Mass., 1809, Hannah Terrill, of Abington, b. 
1785; d. May 11, 1866. Ebenezer, second son of Ebenezer and Sarah Fiske, married 
Hannah Terrill. He always lived in Shelburne, Mass. Brought up on a farm, he 
received a common education. His farm and saw mill together with the country 
tavern he ran occupied his time. He was an upright, honest man in all his business 
life, and was chosen deacon of the church in Shelburne in 1821, which office he held 
until his death in 1846. He d. Dec. 25, 1846; res. Shelburne, Mass. 

1644. i. CLARISSA TERRILL, b. Feb. 18, 1811; m. May 7, 1835, Frank 

Mather. She d. Feb. 24, 1892, in Painesville, Ohio. 

1645. ii. FRANCIS ALVAREZ, b. July 8. 1813: m. Melinda O. Bardwell. 

1646. iii. EBENEZER, b. Aug. 28, 1815; m. Elizabeth Smead. 

1647. iv. PLINEY, b. July 30. 1817; m. Orrilla Peck. 

1648. V. DANIEL TAGGART, b. Mar. 29, 1819; m. Eliza P. Dutton and 

Mrs. Caroline Walworth Drummond. 

1649. vi. CHARLOTTE TAGGART, b. Apr. 6, 1822: m. Apr. i, 1847, 

Francis L. Slate; res. Bernardston, Mass. He was b. Feb. 23, 
1818; d. June 2, 1874; was a farmer. Ch.: i, Ann Eliza, b. Aug. 

II, 1848; m. Sept. 17, 1873, Hall; res. Worcester, Mass. 

2, Ellen E. ; res. Bernardston. ]\Iass. 

1650. vii. ISAAC TERRILL, b. July 27, 1824: m. Hannah Parsons and 

Rosanna Crosby. 

1651. viii. HENRY MARTYN, b. Aug. 21. 1827; m. Jan. 4, 1855, Ellen 

Gale; res. Heath, Mass. 
1651^. ix. LEVI PARSONS, b. Mar. 23, 1829: d. unm. 












897. HON. LEVI FISKE (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Shelburne, Mass., 
Feb. 21, 1790; m. in Buckland, Apr. 27, 1819, Cynthia Coleman, b. May 18, 1779; d. 
July 12, 1851. He settled in Byron, Gen. County, N. Y., where he established him- 
self as a successful woolen manufacturer. In 1851 and 1852 he represented his dis- 
trict in the State Legislature, and for above twenty years has been a deacon and 
elder in the Presbyterian Church. Of his six children, two were sons, John S. and 
Pliny B. A son-in-law, Loren Green, was also a member of the Legislature, in 
1863 and 1864. He d. Sept. 16, 1878; res. Byron, N. Y. 

1652. i. JOHN SHELDON, b. Feb. 27, 1820; m. Sarah Green. He d. s. 
p. Jan. 2, 1894. She d. Mar. 12, 1866. 
CLARISSA, b. Sept. 8, 1822; d. Aug. 20, 1889. 
CYNTHIA C, b. Jan. 28, 1823; d. Jan. 22, 1894. 
EUSEBIA N., b. Apr. 19, 1829; d. Mar. 18, 1861. 
PLINY BEYROOT, b. Dec. 8, 1830; m. Jane A. Walker. 
ABIGAIL, b. Oct. 25, 1825; m. Oct. 13, 1852, Loren Green; Sta- 
tion "D," Los Angeles, Cal. He was b. July 23, 1822; d. Feb. 
12, 1879; was a farmer and miller. Ch. : i, Andrew Fisk Green, 
b. Apr. 25, 1855; d. Mar. 25, 1873. 2, Arthur Hunter Green, b. 
July 3, 1856; now living at Los Angeles, Cal. 3, Levi Worthing- 
ton Green, b. Mar. i, 1858, Los Angeles, Cal., Station D. 
4, Herber Loren Green, b. Sept. 20, 1864, Los Angeles, Cal. 

902. REV. PERRIN BACHELDER FISKE (Moses, Ebenezer, Ebenezer. 
William, William, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. 
Waitesfield, Vt., July 6, 1792; m. in W^ardsboro, May i, 1815, Azubah Blaisdell, 
dau. of Perrit and Ruth, b. Dec. 14, 1794, d. in Wardsboro, Vt., Mar. 19, 1846. 
Perrin B., eldest son of Deacon Moses and Hannah Fiske, commenced life as a 
mechanic, but the love of religion took him from a profitable employment and 
placed him in the ranks of missionary laborers. He was ordained a minister in the 
Baptist church; possesses good natural abilities, but never enjojed the facilities 
for a liberal education. "Had he lived in these more favored days or enjoyed 
modern advantages, he would have richly adorned the ministerial calling." He 
was an acceptable preacher in his denomination, and lived to see the good results 
of his ministry. He d. Mar. 19, 1846; res. West Wardsboro, Vt., and Fort Coving- 
ton, N. Y. 

1658. i. THOMAS BRIGGS, b. June 27, 1823; m. Amaritt Bartlett. 

1659. ii- MOSES, b. Oct. 20, 1817; m. Dec. 24, 1837, at Moretown, Vt., 

Orvilla Foster and had one dau. who died in childhood. 

1660. iii. ELLEN HANNAH, b. Sept. 4, 1832; m. 1850 Lewis Hart of 

Jamaica, Vt. Ch. : Louisa A., b. 1851; m., 1869, W. Irving 
Howard, res. E. Jamaica. Ellen, d. 1854; 2 ch., Dana I. and 
Lewis A., b. 1877. 

1661. iv. W^ILLIAM WALLACE, b. Mar. 5, 1816; d. July 16, 1826. 

903. HON. MOSES FISKE (Moses, Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Waitesfield, Vt., July 25, 

1794; m. ; m. 2d Rebecca Ferrin. Moses, son of Deacon Moses and 

Hannah Fiske, was a prominent citizen of Waterville, Vt., where he successfully 
held the ofifice of Town Clerk for twenty-five years. Justice of the Peace, Represen- 
tative eight years. State Senator and Judge. He was also a deacon of the Congre- 
gational Church in Waterville. He d. Feb. 18, 1853; res. Waterville, Vt. 

1662. ix. HENRY CLAY, b. July 22, 1852; m. Isabel M. Page. 

1663. i. INFANT, b. 1826; d. 1826. 

1664. ii. CORNELIA ANN PARMELEE, b. Aug. 19, 1828; m. 1850 

Hon. Thomas Gleed; res. Morrisville, Vt. Hon. Thomas Gleed 
was son of the Rev. John Gleed of Lyme Regis and London, 
Eng., and was b. there in 1825. He had only a primary school 
education, became a lawyer, settled in Morrisville, Vt., be- 
came States Attorney, served several terms in the State Senate 
and died as he was preparing to enter the army. She d. Jan. 
10, 1889. Ch.: I, Thomas Fred, b. 1852; d. 1854. 2, Charles 
Sumner, b. Mar. 23, 1856. Charles S. Gleed m. June 28, 1888, 
at Lawrence, Kan., Mabel Edith Gore, b. Apr. 19, 1867. Ch.: 


Cornelia Gleed, b. Oct. 7, 1891. He v/as educated in the com- 
mon schools of Vermont and Kansas and the University of 
Kansas. Went from Vermont to Kansas in his tenth year, re- 
siding in Lawrence. Finishing school he became an editor, 
then entered the railway business, then became chief clerk of 
law department of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R. com- 
pany, then became (1884) editor in chief of the Denver Daily 
Tribune, then began private practice of the law in Topeka 
(i88s) with his brother Prof. James Willis Gleed, formerly of 
the University of Kansas. Is regent of Kansas State Univer- 
sity and director of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry, and 
sundry other corporations. Is author of various magazine 
articles, pamphlets and addresses. 3, James Willis, b. Mar. 8, 
1859; m. Aug. 25, 1886, Grace Greer, b. June 27, 1866; is a law- 
yer; ch. : Mary £. and Dorothy C.; res. Topeka. 4, Thomas 
Fisk, b. 1861, d. 1864. 

1665. iii. JAMES HARVEY, b. 1830; d. 1855. 

1666. iv. ANNA MARY, b. 1832; m., 1852, J. Coleman Burnett; res. 

Montpelier, Vt. Ch. : i, Mary Cornelia, b. 1853; rn- 

Whitney; 2, Edward Fisk, b. 1855; 3, Walter Calvin; 4, Charles 
Harris; 5, Wm. C; 6, John C. ; 7, Frederick. 

1667. V. JOSIAH MOSES, b. 1834; m. and had dau. Cornelia. 

1668. vi. JOEL BATCH ELDER, b. 1837; m. and had 2 ch. d. infancy. 

1669. vii. HARRIS WM., b. 1840; d. 1841. 

1670. viii. HARRIS MYRON, b. 1842. 

904. REV. JOEL FISKE (Moses, Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Waitesfield, Vt., Oct. 
16, 1796; m. Oct. 15, 1826, Clarinda Chapman, b. June 21, 1803; d. Jan. 15, 1878. 
Joel, third son of Deacon Moses and Hannah Fiske, fitted for college at Mont- 
pelier Academy. He read theology with Rev. Charles Walker, D. D., of Rutland, 
Vt., 1825-26, graduated at Middlebury College, Vermont, in 1825, in which 
State he principally labored in the ministry. He was distinguished for originality 
of thought rather than depth of research, but also for great zeal and devotion to his 
Master's service. In this, his efiforts were greatly blessed, for many souls, through 
his instrumentality, were brought to the knowledge of redeeming grace. His dis- 
courses usually produced a marked impression. Sometimes a Scriptural truth 
would be presented in such relations that the congregation would be thrilled and 
set to thinking as for their lives. He began his ministry at about thirty years of 
age and was successively settled in Monkton 1826-30 and New Haven, Vt., 1830-32 
Essex, N. Y., 1832-44 a missionary at Phillipsburgh, Canada East, 1844-45 and 
Plainfield, Vt., where his labors closed. He published one or more sermons. He d. 
Dec. 16, 1856; res. Plainfield, Vt. 

1671. i. PLINY, b. May 10, 1828; m. Helen Burlay and Elizabeth C. Hall. 

1672. ii. CLARINDA CHAPMAN, b. Nov. 27, 1829; m., 1852, L. W. Ad- 

gate. She d. May 13, 1854. Had one child who died young. 
T673. iii. HARVEY, b. Apr. 26, 1831; m. Louisa Green. 

1674. iv. SARAH J., b. Dec. 12, 1835; m. Henry Kinney; res. Plainfield, 

Vt. Ch.: Wm. C, b. 18—; m. 1890; add. 28 Nassau St., N. 
Y. City; and Sarah J., d. 1864. 

1675. v. MARY I., b. Apr. 9, 1838; m., 1877., L- W. Adgate; res. E. Hard- 

wick. Vt. She d. 1878. 

1676. vi. DANIEL C, b. Nov., 1840; m. 

1677. vii. RICHARD HENRY, b. Nov. 17, 1842; m. and d. 1868. 

905. REV. HARVEY FISKE (Moses. Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Waitesfield, Vt., Apr. 
12, 1799: m. Feb. 17, 1829, Anna Mary Plumb. Harvey, fourth son of Deacon 
Moses and Hannah Fiske, graduated at Hamilton College, in 1826, and studied 
theology at Princeton — but had previously spent some years in that most practical 
and efficient of all training schools — the printing ofiice, where he learned, not only 
the art of conducting a newspaper, but the secret of guiding and controlling the 
popular mind. He was never settled as a pastor, but labored as State missionary 
in New Jersey, principally in the cause of Sabbath-schools, and with the most 


marked success, until his health, previously shattered by his great efforts to com- 
plete his education, gave way altogether, after three years of a most useful ministry. 
He was noted for vivacity yet soundness of mind, for quickness of apprehension 
and perseverance in application. His death suddenly closed a career of much prom- 
ise at the age of thirty-one years. He d. Mar. 5, 1831; res. in New Jersey. 

1678. i. HARVEY JONATHAN, b. July 2, 1830; res. Buffalo. 

906. DEA. LYMAN FISKE (Moses, Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, William, 
John, William, Robert. Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Waitesfield, Vt., Oct. 
IS, 1801; m. at Moretown, Vt., Oct. 14, 1828, Mary Spofford, b. Nov. 14, 1801; d. 
Mar., 1879. Lyman Fiske, fifth son of Deacon Moses and Hannah Fiske, was a 
substantial citizen in Waitesfield, Vt., and a deacon of the Congregational Church 
in that place. He was a cooper by trade and followed farming most of his life. 
No one acquainted with the religious history of the town of Waitesfield can forget 
the constant part in it of Deacon Fisk. Almost from the beginning of the Congre- 
gational organization he has been identified with it. Deacon Fisk's very name is 
both an honored inheritance and an honored legacy. On the 8th of Nov., 1801, 
his father became a member of the church, and soon after was made deacon, a 
position which he held honorably for more than forty years. Lyman professed 
his Christian faith in his sixteenth year, and a few years before his father's death, 
which occurred in 1847, was also elected deacon, serving forty years. The family 
connection with this sacred office is perpetuated in his nephew, Deacon E. A. Fisk. 
He d. Dec. 14, 1884; res. Waitesfield, Vt. 

1679. iv. PERRIN BATCHELOR, b. July 3, 1837/ m. Harriett L. Bige- 


1680. i. NORONA AUGUSTA, b. July 5, 1830: m. Hiram B. Cross; res. 

21 Hubbard St., Montpelier, Vt. Ch.: Wm. Henry, b. 1858; d. 

1681. ii. JONATHAN ALBIN, b. Jan. 12, 1832; d. Mar., 1842. 

1682. iii. THERON EZRA, b. May, 1834; d. Mar., 1839. 

1683. V. MARY ELINOR, b. Apr. 19, 1840; res. 21 Hubbard St., Mont- 

pelier, Vt. 

1684. vi. BETSEY AMANDA, b. Feb. 5, 1842; res. 21 Hubbard St., 

St., Montpelier. 

1685. vii. HARRIETT CLARINDA, b. Mar. 21, 1845; res. 21 Hubbard 

street, Montpelier. 

908. ANSON FISK (Moses, Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Waitesfield, Vt., Oct. 31, 
1806; m. there Nov. 24, 1835, Joanna Barnard, b. Oct. 12, 1810; d. Dec. 21, 1891. 
She was dau. of Ebenezer. After becoming of age he worked at the cooper's trade 
three years, first at Williston, Vt., and then at Monkton, Vt. He then returned to 
Waitesfield and purchased a small farm, and for a time followed his trade in con- 
nection with it. In after years by various additions to the original purchase he 
became the owner of an excellent farm which fully occupied his time. He was a 
man of good business ability, and unblemished Christian character. His early 
opportunities for education were limited, but he kept himself well abreast with 
the times by thorough and systematic reading. For over fifty years he was a faith- 
ful member of Waitesfield Congregational Church, and was ever ready to give of 
his time, money or influence for its support, and, what is far better, his daily Hfe 
was such that none could speak a word to his reproach. He d. Oct. 2, 1880; res. 
Waitesfield. Vt. 

1686. i. CAROLINE SEMANTHA, b. Nov. 22, 1837; m. Sept. 8, 1868, 

Orrin H. Joslin. She d. Feb. 4, 1888. Ch. : i, Ervin Stephen, b. 
June 5, 1870: m. Dec. 5, 1894, Elizabeth Ward; res. W. 2, 
Mabel Ruth, b. Aug. 22, 1871; res. W. 3, Fidelia L., b. June 
25, 1873; res. W. 

1687. ii. EDWARD ANSON, b. Feb. i, 1842; m. Lilian A. Ramsay. 

1688. iii. FIDELIA JOANNA, b. Jan. 14, 1845; d. Oct. 5, 1867. 

1689. iv. PLINY BARNARD, b. May 6, 1850; m. Caroline Clarke. 

909. JONATHAN FISK (Moses, Ebenezer, Ebenezer, William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Waitesfield, Vt., 
May 6, 1809; m. at Allentown, N. J., Jan. 14, 1834, Mary A. Imlay, b. Mar. 23, 1814. 


Jonathan Fiske was for many years cashier of the Mechanics' (National) Bank, 
Trenton, N. J., and also an elder in the Presbyterian Church. He d. Dec. 5, 1872; 
res. Trenton and Allentown, N. J. 

1690. i. HARVEY, b. ; d. young. 

913- HON. JONATHAN FISKE (Jonathan, William, Ebenezer, William, 
William, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Amherst, 
N. H., Sept. 6, 1773; m. Livingston. Jonathan, eldest son of Judge Jona- 
than Fiske, started from Williamstown, Vt., for Ne.w York City, where he sup- 
ported himself for some years by teaching school, meantime devoting himself 
to a thorough study of the mystery of law. A good classical scholar, he bad 
among his more distinguished pupils Theodosia, only daughter and child of Aaron 
Burr. After being admitted to the bar, Mr. Fiske established himself in a very 
successful practice of law at Newburgh, N. Y., until he was chosen a representative 
of Congress during the first term of President Madison's administration, by whom 
he was subsequently appointed to the office of the United States attorney for the 
southern district of New York. From the pecuniary emolument of his extensive 
practice, while in this position, he speedily acquired a handsome property. 

Jonathan Fiske was a man of fine figure, tall, well proportioned, of courtly 
manners and elegant address. He was married to a descendant of the Livingston 
family of New York and had four children, Mary, the latter, a very lovely child. 
Theodore was a man of bright talents, educated at Columbia College, New York 
City, and settled in the practice of law with his father at Newburgh. Jonathan Fiske 
died in 1823, and his children, none of whom ever married, followed him some 
years later. The family has now become extinct. He d. 1823; res. Newburgh, 
N. Y. 

1691. i. THEODORE DWIGHT, b. ; d. unm. 

1692. ii. JAMES LIVINGSTON, b. ; d. unm. 

1693. iii. JOSEPHINE ADELIA, b. ; d. unm. 

1694. iv. MARY, b. ; d. unm. 

914. NATHANIEL FISKE (Jonathan, William, Ebenezer, William, Will- 
iam, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Amherst, N. H., 
July 6, 1775; m. Dec. i, 1796, Mehitable Bates; b. 1770; d. Aug. 13, 1826; m. 2d, 
. She d. s. p. He was a farmer. He d. May 3, 1861 ; res. Williams- 
town and Northfield. Vt. 

1695. i. JOSEPH WILLOUGHBY, b. Nov. 29, 1797; m. Louisa Car- 

penter and Clarissa Buck. 

1696. ii. MARTHA, b. Feb. 6, 1800; m., 1823, Chester Buck. She d. Sept., 

1865. Ch. : Chancey, Mashall, Martha and William, whose s. 
res. Clinton, Mass. 

1697. iii. JONATHAN, b. May 12, 1804; m. Dolly Carrier. 

1698. iv. DANIEL, b. Dec. 4, 1805; d. in 1831. 

1699. v. SAMUEL BATES, b. Sept. 25, 1807; d. Nov. 10, 1810. 

1700. vi. DAVID ALLEN, b. June 8, 1810; m. Rhoda B. Putnam and 

Sarah Morrison. 

1701. vii. NATHANIEL CURTIS, b. July 3, 1813; m. Elizabeth Putnam. 

1702. viii. SAMUEL NEWELL, b. June 25, 1817; m. Lucy M. Gooch. 

915. DEA. WILLIAM ROBY FISKE (Jonathan, William, Ebenezer, Will- 
iam, William, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Will- 
iamstown, Vt., May 30, 1779; m. there Dec. 4, 1800, Hannah Martin, b. 1781; d. 
Sept., 1824. William Fiske, third son of Judge Jonathan Fiske, resided as a mer- 
chant in Williamstown, where he was married by his father to Hannah Martin. 
In 1816-17 he removed thence to Newburgh, N. Y., where his eldest brother had 
been engaged in the practice of law, and there remained about three years, when 
he removed to the town of Liberty, Sullivan County, N. Y., and drove the stakes 
of his future home in what was then the depth of a primeval forest, but which is 
now the site of a flourishing village called Parksville. He cut down the first tree 
and erected the first building in the place. An original settler, he was for many 
years one of the leading men of the town; a deacon of the Baptist Church. Dur- 
ing the latter j^ears of his life he was surrounded by many of his descendants, 
venerable in years and greatly esteemed in the community. Nine of his grandsons 


did good and loyal service in the Union armies. He d. July, 1867, in Parksville, 
N Y • res Williamstown, Vt., Newburgh.and Parksville, N. Y. 

■' j EUNICE, b. Oct. 7, 1802; m. Dec. 25, 1822, Henry David. They 

had eight children, named as follows: Hannah, Mary, Har- 
riet, Daniel H., William E., Horace, Wallace, Plymouth and 
Eunice. Four grandchildren are also reported. 
1704 ii. JONATHAN, b. May 12, 1804; d., unm., July 8, 1895. 
170S. iii. MARY, b. Aug. 15. 1806; d. in 180S. 

1706 iv. AARON MARTIN, b. Aug. 15, 1808; m. Elizabeth Carrier. 

1707 V WILLIAM R., b. Nov. 18, 1810; m. Sophia Stovvell. 

1708 vi. MARY, b. Nov. 22, 1812; m., 1830, G. M. L. Hardenburgh. 

Names of their children: Nancy M., Sarah Ann, William Mar- 
tin, Arietta Caroline, Jaspar Newton, Hannah Elizabeth, Cath- 
erine Jaspar, Jonathan, Benjamin Franklin, Milton Lewis, So- 
phia Louisa, Elma Jane, Florence; res. Liberty, N. Y. Mary 
Hardenburgh d. Feb. 26, 1863. The names of twelve of her 
grandchildren have been reported. 

1709. vii. SARAH F., b. Oct. i, 1816; m. Ebenezer Bush. Their children 

were Abiel and Luther. 

1710. viii. HARRIET F., b. Mar. 16, 1822; m. Apr. 6, 1836, William Brad- 

ley.Names of their children as follows: Walter, Napoleon B.. 
Wolcott, William A., Frank M., Josephine,. Alma I., Carrie E. 

171 1. ix. LUKE, b. Jan. 16. 1825. 

917. JOHN FISKE (Jonathan, William, Ebenezer, William, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Williamstown, Vt., Feb. 
24, 1738; m. there Nov. 16, 1805, Elizabeth Martin. He was the fifth son of Judge 
Fi'ske and resided in Williamstown until after his marriage, when he located in 
Northfield, where he was accidentally killed by the cars in i860. His children 
were all born in Williamstown. He d. i860; res. Williamstown and Northfield, Vt. 

1712. i. OLIVE, b. Dec. 11, 1806; m. Mar. 24, 1829, Marvin Simons; res. 

Northfield, Vt. Ch. : Marcellus Lycergus, Darwin, Cordelia 
A., Olive M.. Elmer A., William. 

1713. ii. BETSEY, b. Dec. 28, 1808; d. Dec. 3, 1847. 

1714. iii. SALOMA, b. May 28, 1810; m. Dec. 8, 1828, Isaac Hardin. Ch.. 

Dennison, Lucius, Elizabeth, Mark and Maria. 

1715. iv. JOHN, b. Oct. 8, 1811; d. May 2, 1812. 

1716. v. LYDIA, b. May 14, 1813; m. Charles Morton. Ch.: i, Anna; 2, 


1717. vi. LINDIA, b. Feb. 8, 1815; d. Apr. 16, 1823. 

1718. vii. EUNICE, b. Dec. 27, 1816; m. Dec, 1837, Amaziah Williams. 

Ch.: I, George; 2, Ellen; 3, Charles; 4, Warren. 

1719. viii. AZRO J., b. Aug. 3, 1818; m. Almira Capron. 

1720. ix. SARAH, b. May 18, 1820; m. 1853 Elijah Pride. Ch.: i, Alvin, 

2, Alanson; 3, George; 4, Willie O. 

1721. X. LUCINDA, b. May 7, 1822; d. Mar. 22, 1825. 

1722. xi. MARIA, b. Dec. 14, 1823. 

1723. xii. MARY, b. Feb. 18, 1826. 

1724. xiii. HANNAH, b. Nov. 27. 1828. 

918. BENJAMIN FISKE*(Jonathan, William, Ebenezer, William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Williamstown, Vt, 
Nov. 17, 1784; m. at Barre, Hannah Herrick. Benjamin Fiske, sixth son of Judge 
Jonathan Fiske, married at Barre, Vt.; had seven children, five died young. 
Benjamin was for many years a merchant in Northfield and subsequently an inn 
keeper at Burlington, where for some time he held the position under the govern- 
ment as collector of public revenue. He died at Burlington in i860, where his 
family afterwards resided. He d. i860; res. Northfield and Burlington, Vt. 

DELPHINE, b. September 24, 1808; d. August 7, i839- 

BENJAMIN P., b. May 27, 1811; d. May 7, 1834. 

JOHN DENNISON, b. May 3, 1813; d. September 6, 1828. 

CAROLINE, b. September 10, 1815: d. December 23, 1831. 

SOPHIA, b. April 8, 1819; m. T. W. Lovell at Burlington, and 








had five children, i, Lucy S., born in 1843, married Capt. 
John T. Drew, served in the 2d Reg. Vt. Vols, in the 
civil war; they had one child. 2, Carrie E., born in 1845. 3, 
Helen, born in 1848. 4, George T., born in 1852; and 5, 
Eugene W., born in 1854. ( 

1730. vi. ROSIN A, b. December 2. 1822; d. September 10. 1826. 

1731. vii. JOHN DENNISON, b. Sept. 10. 1826; m. Martha M. White. 

922. DAVID FISKE (Jonathan, William. Ebenezer, William, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Williamstown, Vt., Feb. 
21, 1793; m. Sarah Reed, of Weston, Vt. David Fiske, the seventh son of Judge 
Jonathan Fiske, pursued for many years the occupation of blacksmith, at Willams- 
town and at Northfield, in which trade he was instructed by his own father. His 
wife was a Sarah Reed, of Weston, Vt., by whom he had seven ch. David Fiske 
d. in Jan., 1864, aged 71 years. His widow lived with her children in Northfield, 
and had in her possession the old family Bible, brought from New Hampshire. 
Mr. Fiske was a man of powerful physical frame and good natural abilities, a 
class leader in the M. E. church, and generally respected by his townsmen. He d. 
Jan., 1864; res. Northfield, Vt. 

1732. i. SARAH ANN, b. Feb. 28, 1818; m. Robert Bolgar, b. Oct. 28, 

1812, who d. some years since in Lowell. His widow m. 2d 
Abel S. Williams. He is a retired farmer; res. Northfield, Vt. 
Ch. : I, Ellen E. Badger, b. Apr. 24, 1846; 2, Kneeland A., b. 
Feb. 28, 1839; d. Oct. 19, 1864, in the civil war; 3, Elizabeth, 
b. May 26, 1841; d. Aug. 29, 1868; 4, Carlton, b. Mar. 2-j, 1843^ 
d. Aug., 1870. 

1733. ii. DAVID R., b. ; m. Martha Moercroft, Northfield, Vt. 

Ch.: I, Martha. 

1734. iii. HARRY, b. ; d. Boston. 

1735. iv. ANN ELIZA, b. ; m. at Northfield, Sept. 8, 1845, 

William Moercroft, Jr.. a woolen manufacturer of Montpelier. 
They have two bovs and two girls; res. Barre, Vt. 

1736. V. GEORGE M., b. '—; b. Jane E. Nichols. 

1737. vi. FANNIE C, b. ; m. Apr. 28, 1850, H. A. Brown of North- 

field. They had two children. 

1738. vii. VAN LOREN, b. ; d. unni. Dec, 1863; was in the war. 

923. DEACON SAMUEL LOLLEY FISKE (Jonathan. William, Ebenezer, 
William, William. John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. 
Oct. 24, 1794; m. Mar. 11, 1823, Lucy White, b. Oct. 28, 1799, dau. of Deacon Paul. 
Samuel Lolly Fiske, youngest son of Judge Jonathan Fiske, was appointed register 
of probate by his father at the age of 16 years, which position he retained until 
his father retired from public life. In the spring of 1820 he removed with his aged 
parents to Berlin. Vt., and settled on a farm, ministering to their necessities until 
their death. In 1827 Mr. Fiske returned to Williamstown and resided there sev- 
eral years, filling in a measure his father's place in that community. In 1840, sensi- 
ble of the importance of giving his children better educational facilities than were 
within reach at that point, he removed to Malone, N. Y.. and placed them in the 
Franklin Academy, where his oldest son, Pliny, a promising student, was fitted 
to enter Burlington College the very year he died, and his two daughters were 
also qualified to become successful teachers, which they afterwards did for some 
years. Mr. Fiske was elected deacon of the Congregational Church in Wil- 
liamstown in 1832, and upon his removal to Malone, he was re-elected to that po- 
sitution in 1844. Deacon Fiske was never a seeker for political emolument or distinc- 
tion, but nevertheless has on various occasions been honored by the free prefer- 
ence of his townsmen for local or county offices. A man of the strictest integrity 
and sound judgment of benevolent Christian aims, he sought rather to do the 
work of a faithful servant of Christ than to win applause of men. The worthy 
scion of the Puritan stock, he lived a busy, useful life, and left to his surviving 
children a spotless name and example. Res. Berlin and Williamstown, Vt. 

1739- i- SAMUEL GEORGE PLINY, b. Dec. 11. 1823; d. June. 9, 1842. 
1740. ii. JOHN DENNISON. b. Feb. 9, 182";; m. Harriett Elizabeth 


1741. iii. MARY JANE, b. July 24, 1829; m. June 12, i860, George D. 

Bell. Mr. Bell was born in Waybridge, Vt., June 11, 1817. He 
was formerly a teacher, and is now a farmer. 

1742. iv. LUCY ANN, b. Dec. 22, 1832; m. Jan. 25, 1855, Adin Williams. 

Ch.: Winifred John, b. Jan. i, 1856; Lucy Pamela, b. Jan. 20, 

925. HON. EZRA FISKE (William, William, Ebenezer, William, Wil- 
liam, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon. William, Symond) b. A.mherst, N. 
H., Apr. 2, 1776; m. May, 1799, Melinda Blake, b. 1784; d. 1868. Ezra Fiske, first 
son and second child of Hon. Wm. and Eunice Nourse Fiske, was born at Amherst, 
N. H. His father was a farmer and shoemaker. The sterility of the land, the 
poverty following the Revolution, and his father's having a large family of chil- 
dren, compelled him to assist in the support of the family. He worked on the 
farm in summer, on the shoe bench in winter, and received but a very limited 
education, being but a few months in the public schools of that day. He, however, 
gained much knowledge from reading by the light of pine knots during winter 
evenings. After he arrived at the age of twenty-one, he attended the Amherst 
Academy for over a year, taught school, and in May, 1799, moved to Maine and 
bought land in Fayette. He soon after married Melenda Blake, daughter of Rob- 
ert and Martha Dudley Blake, who were natives of New Ipswich, N. H. He 
settled on his land, where he and his wife enjoyed a married life of over sixty-seven 
years, she dying at the age of eighty-four. He survived her two years and died at 
the age of ninety-four years and six months. There were born unto them sixteen 
children, twelve of whom grew to manhood and womanhood. Robert Blake was a 
Revolutionary soldier, and Martha Dudley, a descendant of the Dudley family 
of England, both being descendants of early New England colonists. Me- 
lenda Blake inherited the resolute and sterling qualities of her parents, 
and much of Ezra Fiske's success in life must be accredited to her as- 
sistance. Ezra Fiske in early life evinced mechanical ingenuity, and at sixteen, 
with but few tools to work with, made a violin without assistance. In after life 
he invented a number of useful machines, among which was the machine which 
first successfully molded brick. He made the models and many of the drafts of 
his inventions for the patent ofifice. He entered the militia in the town of Fayette 
as drummer, and became successively Clerk and Lieutenant of the company, and 
served as Adjutant during two colonelcies. He taught in the public schools for 
twenty-one years and served on the board of school examiners for twenty-three 
years. He revised Fiske-Murray's "Grammar for Advanced Students." producing 
a work for the primary grades. He served for twenty-two years on the Board 
of Selectmen of his town. He served as Justice of the Peace successively for 
thirty-five years. He represented his town in the Massachusetts Legislature in 
1812-13, and the Maine Legislature in 1829-31, and was also a member of the Con- 
stitutional Convention which formed the constitution of the State of Maine. He 
was a member of the Massachusetts Legislature when Elbridge Gerry intro- 
duced the first "Gerrymander Bill." and although of the same politics as Mr. Gerry, 
bitterly opposed the bill as not only outraging the rights of the people, but as 
being impolitic. He held political office over forty-five years. In politics, his 
admiration for the views held by Washington and Hamilton, and his fears of the 
French red republican influence over Jefiferson, made him a stanch follower of the 
former and their successors. He afterwards became a Whig, and died a Repub- 
lican. In his religious views he was reared a Congregationalist, the views of which 
church he early embraced; but afterwards became a Baptist, and lived an honored 
member of that denomination for sixty-seven years. In both his politics and re- 
ligion he differed from the other members of his father's family. He was a mem- 
ber of the Masonic order for sixty-seven years, and at his death was the oldest 
Mason in the State of Maine. His funeral was conducted by the Masonic order. 
Although commencing with but limited education, by self-instruction, he suc- 
ceeded in acquiring a great fund of general information. 

The children of Ezra and Melinda Fiske inherited excellent constitutions 
and fine natural abilities, improved in some instances by a knowledge of books and 
familiar intercourse with the world. The sons were active, stirring and enter- 
prising men, and the daughters comely and well favored personally. Francis 
Nourse, the eldest, was a substantial and respectable farmer in his native town. 



















Allen was for many years a member of the Kennebec bar and also served as Justice 
of the Peace. Franklin, perhaps the best educated of the family, was a success- 
ful teacher in several of the States, traveled extensively and possessed good literary 

When the Rebellion broke out, the family of Ezra Fiske partook of the 
military spirit which swept through the North. Franklin early enlisted and became 
a Captain in one of the famous Illinois cavalry regiments. His brother Allen 
served as a Lieutenant in the Maine Twelfth Volunteers. Their nephews, Allen, 
William and Philip, sons of Francis Nourse, enlisted respectively in the Maine 
Seventh, and Twelfth, and Fifth Connecticut regiments, and did good service under 
the old flag. He d. Oct. 4, 1870; res. Fayette, Me. 

The following is taken from the diary of Ezra Fiske, of Fayette, Me.: 
"April 2nd, 1861. Tuesday. Morning cloudy and cold. P. F. Pike called and 
took my inventory this morning. I am permitted to enter upon liie 86th year 
of my age. Yes, 85 years ago this morning I received existence from the same 
kind hand of Providence which has upheld me in life through this long series of 
years, and has dealt bountifully with me and towards me in every stage of my life, 
and now this morning I am numbered among the living, in the enjoyment of com- 
fortable health. O, that I could render to the Lord all due returns of gratitude, 
thanksgiving and praise for his bountiful goodness unto me, in the kingdom of his 
providence and Grace. Amen." 

1743. i. WILLIAM, b. Nov. 22, 1801; d. Jan. 17, 1820. 

FRANCIS NOURSE, b. Mar. 30, 1803; m. Fanny Hilton. 

EZRA, b. Apr. 19, 1805; d. Dec. 11, 1806. 

EZRA, b. Feb. 2, 1807; d. Mar. 13, 1815. 

THOMAS GAGE UNDERWOOD, b. Sept. 26, 1809; m. Mary 

J. Johnson. 
FANNIE NOURSE, b. Feb. 9, 181 1; d. June 10, 1840. 
ROBERT BLAKE, b. Jan. 21, 1813; d. August 26, 1819. 
viii. ALLEN, b. Mar. 16, 1815; m. Miranda Farber. 

MELINDA, b. Jan. 26, 1817; m. 1837, William Campbell; religion. 
Baptist. They had one child, Viola Campbell-Pierce; Melinda 
dying at Lowell, Mass., in 1839. Viola married Charles E. 
Pierce, in 1862, at Fayette, Me. She had one child that died 
in infancy. Viola d. in Dec, 1880, in New York City. Charles 
E. Pierce is now a retired policeman in New York City. 
DUDLEY BLAKE, b. July 19, 1819; m. Mary A. Ashton. 
LUCINDA, b. July 13, 1821; d. Nov. 22, 1843 
DAVID, b. Mar. 15, 1823; d. Aug. 24, 1824. 
xiii. MARY WALKER, b. Nov. 4, 1824, at Fayette, Me.; was mar- 
ried to Stephen Taft, 1841; her religion was Baptist. She 
d. June 12, 1889. Ch.: Stephen Taft, Jr., b. in 1843, and is now 
a merchant in New York State; 2, Mary Elizabeth, wlio m. 
Charles Waters, a son of the inventor, of Boston, Mass.; 
Mr. Waters d., leaving one child, who d. in infancy, and one 
child, Edward Waters, who res. in Chicago. Mary Eliza- 
beth Taft-Waters afterwards m. Henry M. Willey, a Chi- 
cago hotel man. 
xiv. JOSEPH ANDERSON, b. Aug. 31, 1826; m. Sarah Fifield. 
XV. FRANKLIN, b. Feb. 10, 1829; m. Ellen M. Wakefield, 
xvi. SARAH WALKER, b. Jan. 9, 1831; m. Nov. 23, 1853, Gilman W. 
Johnson; res. Newburyport. She was a Baptist; add., 310 
Fairview Av., North Denver, Colo.; politics, Republican. Gil- 
man W. Johnson was b. Dec. 9, 1825, at Newburyport, Mass.; 
profession, civil engineer; religion. Baptist; he d. Dec. 9, 1893, 
at Denver, Colo. Ch.: i, Gilman W., Jr., b. Dec. 4, 1855; d. 
Aug. 29, 1859. 2, Hannah Clark, b. June 24, 1861; d. Oct. 4, 
1864. 3, Henry Fessenden, b. Aug. 11, 1874; d. Sept. 25, 1882. 

926. WILLIAM FISKE (William, William, Ebenezer, William. William, 
John, William, Robert. Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Amherst. N. H., July 
II, 1778; m. Sept. 4, 1802, Margaret Cleave Dodge, of Amherst, b. Oct. 12, 1780, 
d. Apr. 6, 1867. The eight children of Bartholomew Dodge, Sr., born in Wenham, 






were among the earliest emigrants to Amherst, N. H. As thiee of them inter- 
married with the family of Hon. William Fiske, doubtless a number of the latter's 
descendants are equally interested in w-hat relates to the Dodge ancestry. Of Mr. 
Dodge's parentage and family, the date of his birth and marriage, no account has 
been furnished us. He was descended from Richard Dodge, of Salem, Mass., who 
emigrated from England in 1638. According to Savage, he is the progenitor of 
all the name in New England. He had, by wife Edith, John, Mary, Richard, 
Samuel, Edward and Joseph. They, and their descendants, appear to have partici- 
pated largely in public affairs in Wenham and adjacent towns. Eighteen of this 
name have graduated at New England colleges since A. D. 1700. In Wenham, 
according to the records, several of this family married Fiskes. 

William Fiske, of Concord, was the third child and second son of Hon. Wil- 
liam and Eunice Fiske. In features and in stature he resembled his father, but his 
disposition and character was more like his mother's. Like his brothers ,he grew 
up amid the labors of his father's family, until he was 21 years of age. Then, 
after visiting Maine and looking about him, for two or three years, at the age of 24 
he married Margaret C. Dodge, of Amherst, and settled at Concord, N. H. 
They became members of the Congregational Church in Concord at an early date, 
of 24 he married Margaret C. Dodge, of Amherst, and settled at Concord, N. H. 
They became members of the Congregational church in Concord at an early date. 
They first located themselves at Concord, "West Parish," where he erected several 
buildings, a public dwelling and store, and resided there several years. But, in 
1832, he bought a lot and built him a house in the village of Concord. He died 
there, aged 76 years. His wife w^as the daughter of Bartholomew Dodge, of 
Amherst. He d. Oct. 9, 1854; res. Concord, N. H. 

1759. i. MARY CLEAVES, b. Sept. 8, 1803; m. Edward M. Walker, 

Apr. 20, 1824, by the Rev. Dr. Butler, of St. Paul's Church, 
Troy. Edward M. Walker d. Feb. 19, 1831. Their children 
were: i, Mary A., b. Sept. 16, 1825. 2, Edward M., b. Sept. 
2I, 1828; d. Aug., 1829. 3, Edwarda M., h. Mar. 22, 1831. In 
November, 1850, she was married to Charles T. Bradley, Esq., 
of Milwaukee, Wis. Mary A. Walker, the eldest daughter, 
lived with her parents. Mrs. M. C. Walker was married Oct. 
21, 1836, to William Jennison. Charles T. Bradley was the sev- 
enth of a family of nine children, born in Haverhill, Mass. His 
father, Enoch B., was the son of Joseph Bradley, of Haverhill. 
His mother was a daughter of Dr. Samuel Hildreth, of 
Methuen, in that State. The Bradleys were among the first 
settlers in New England, but it is not known that the original 
families were all closely related. Mr. Joseph Bradley, above 
referred to, was quite probably a descendant of Daniel Brad- 
ley, who was a passenger by the ship "Elizabeth," 1635, who 
was killed by the Indians at Haverhill, 1689, and whose family 
for several generations experienced great sufferings at the 
hands of the savages. He had several children, and among 
them Daniel, Abraham, Joseph and Isaac— the latter was car- 
ried into captivity, 1695. Daniel, with his wife and younger 
children, and Joseph, with their sisters, Martha and Sarah, 
were massacred in 1697. In 1704 the garrison house of a grand- 
son, Joseph, son of Joseph, was surprised, burned down, and 
his wife (in delicate circumstances) taken a second time pris- 
oner, and carried to Canada, where she was sold into bond- 
age until redeemed the following year. In 1746, Jonathan and 
Samuel Bradley, sons of Abraham above, were massacred 
with others in New Hampshire, by the same relentless foe. 
Such were the perils and such the sufferings encountered by 
our fathers, in early days. Joseph Bradley, of Haverly, was 
the ancestor of Hon. John Bradley, of Concord, N. H.: also 
of Deacon Amos Bradley, of Dracut, Mass., and of Enoch 
Bradley, Esq., of Haverhill. 

1760. ii. WILLIAM PORTER, b. Dec. 29, 1805; m. Sophia W. Parker, 

and Sarah A. Clifford. 

1761. iii. DAVID DODGE, b. Aug. 28, 1808: m. Elizabeth B. Stevens. 


1762. iv. SARAH WHEELER, b. Dec. 20, 1810; m. Apr., 1831, Moses W. 

Grout; res. Worcester, Mass. He d. Mar. 2^, 1836, and Nov. 
25, 1841, Mrs. Grout was married to Calvin Thayer, of Kings- 
ton, N. H. He was b. June, 1805, in Kingston, and d. in Con- 
cord, Feb., 1881. Their children are: i, Eliha F., b. Feb. 25, 
1844; d. in Aug.. 1863; 2. William Fisk, b. Mar. 13, 1846; m. 
Oct. 20, 1874, Sarah C. Wentworth. He is engaged in banking, 
in Concord. N. H. Ch.: Edith Jennison, b. Sept. 4, 1877; d. 
Mar. 28, 1881; Margaret, b. Aug. 9,' 1892; William W., b. Apr. 
15. 1894. 3, Clara Eda, b. Oct. i, 1848. 

1763. V. CLARA NOURSE, b. Oct. 22,, 1812; m. to Asaph Evans, of 

Concord, May 3, 1836. Mr. Evans d. June 6, 1839, and in 1850, 
May 29, his widow was married to Calvin Howe, of Gilmanton, 
N. H. Res. Concord, N. H. 

1764. vi. FRANCIS ALLEN, b. Aug. 22, 1815; d. Dec. 18, 1815. 

927. HON. FRANCLS NOURSE FISKJL (William, William, Ebenezer, Wil- 
liam, William, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Am- 
herst, N. H., June 12, 1780; m. May i, 1813, Mary (Walker) Emery, d. Mar., 1847. 
Hon. Francis N. Fiske was the third son and fourth child of Hon. William and 
Eunice Fiske. Remained with his father until 1802, when he went to Maine; 
taught school there most of time until 1809, when he returned to New Hamp- 
shire. In 1810 he located himself in trade at Concord, and continued in that busi- 
ness up to 1853. In March, 1819. he was elected town clerk of Concord, and was 
elected to the same office fourteen consecutive years. In 1825, and also in 1826, he was 
elected representative to the general court. In 1827-29-30 he was elected Coun- 
selor for the district of Rockingham. He was chosen president of the Merrimack 
county bank in January, 1847, and continued the same for thirteen consecutive 
years. He was also president of the New Hampshire savings bank in Concord, for 
several years. He was married by the Rev. Dr. Asa McFarland, of Concord, to 
Mrs. Mary Emery, daughter of Judge Timothy Walker, of Concord. They 
both united with the First Congregational Church, Concord, in 1831. As a son and 
brother, as a husband, father and citizen and in all the relations of life, if Francis 
Nourse Fiske were not absolutely blameless, none were more nearly so. Besides 
a good common school education he obtained at the academy of Amherst, a fair 
introduction to the higher English branches. Mrs. Mary Emery was the daughter 
of Judge Timothy Walker, of Concord, N. H. Judge Walker of Concord, was 
descended from Deacon Samuel Walker, of Woburn, Mass., whose eldest son, 
Timothy, born 1705, was a graduate of Harvard College, 1725, and ordained the 
first pastor of the Congregational Church in Concord, in 1730, and died there in 
1782, in the 52d year of his ministry. He married Sarah Burbeen, of Woburn, 
and had five children. His only son. Judge Timothy Walker, born in 1737, was 
for many years among the most prominent of the early public men in New 
Hampshire. He was a colonel and paymaster in the army of the Revolution, a 
member of both houses of Common Pleas, and, in 1798, the Republican candidate 
for Governor, against John Taylor Gilman. a distinguished federalist. He mar- 
ried Esther, daughter of Rev. Joseph Burbeen. of Woburn, and of their fourteen 
children, the thirteenth was Mary, born in 1786, who was married to Hon. Francis 
N. Fiske. as above. The family and descendants of Rev. Timothy Walker have 
been largely identified with the growth and prosperity of Concord, and in the 
voluminous historical work of Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Bouton, of that city, they are 
noticed at length. He d Oct. 7, 1870; res. Concord, N. H. 

1765. i. SARAH WALKER, b. Sept. 20, 1814: m. Aug. 20. 1834, Hon. 

James M. Tarlton. For many years she spent the winters in 
southern Alabama with her husband, where he was in business. 
In 1854 he was appointed United States Consul at Melbourne. 
Australia, and resided there for six vears. She d. s. p. in New 
York, Feb. 28. 1882. He d. Dec. '22,, 1880. 

1766. ii. MARY WALKER, b. Dec. 1815; d. in infancv. 

1767. iii. JOSEPH WALKER, b. June 12. 1817: d. young. 

i;68. iv. FRANCIS ALLEN, b. Apr. 26, 1819: m. Abby Gilman Perry 
and Abby Blake Parker. 



1769. V. 

1770. VI. 

1771. vii. 

1772. viii. 

931 ALLEN 

TIMOTHY WALKER, b. Apr. 7, 1820; d. Feb. 18, 1845, while 
midshipman of the United States Navy at Philadelphia. He 
was a prominent and very promising young man. 
JOSEPH WALKER, b. June 10, 1822: d. Aug. 2^, 1825. 
SUSAN EUNICE, b. Nov. 17. 1825: d. July, 1828. 
LUCRETIA MORSE, b. Nov. 26, 1826; m. Aug. 20, 1849, Dr. 
William G. Perry; res. Exeter, N. H. Ch. : i, Frances Perry, 
b. Dec. 30, 1861 ; m. July 2, 1890, Albertus True Dudley, son ot 
Rev. Horace F. Dudley; their ch.: i, William Perry, b. 
July II, 1891, Exeter; 2, Gardner Blanchard, b. in Exeter, Oct.. 
5, 1894; d. June I, 1894. 

Dr. William Gilman Perry was the eldest son of Dr. Will- 
iam and Abigail (Gilman) Perry, of Exeter, N. H. The Perry 
family is of English stock, and their ancestors were among the 
earliest emigrants who settled in the Old Colony. Nathan 
Perry, the father of Dr. William, of Exeter, was born in 
Attleboro, Mass. In early life he removed and settled in Nor- 
ton, of that State, where he married Phebe Braman, and lived 
and died a respectable farmer. 

FISKE (William, William, Ebenezer, William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, Wil- 
liam, Symond), b. Amherst, N. H., Apr. 10, 
1789, m. at Morristown, N. J., July, 1819, Eliza 
Chapman, b. Aug. 24, 1797, d. May 7, 1834, 
eldest daughter of Nathaniel Chapman, Esq., 
who was descended from an ancient and honor- 
able family of that name in Connecticut. She 
was a lady of rare beauty and accomplishments, 
well fitted to adorn any station in life, was for 
some years eminently successful as a teacher of 
young women in the higher educational 
branches of study, and though called to an early 
grave, she left behind her a sweet memory that 
was cherished by a wide circle of admirers and 
friends. Nathaniel Chapman was one of a fam- 
ily of four sons and one daughter, children of 
Phineas Chapman, Esq., who was the son of 
Deacon Caleb, who was the son of Deacon 
Nathaniel, who was the youngest son of Hon. 
Robert Chapman, one of the original settlers of 
Saybrook, and who, besides filling other im- 
portant offices in the gift of his townsmen, represented that town for thirty 
consecutive years in the Connecticut Legislature, viz., from 1654 to 1684, num- 
bering during that period over fifty separate sessions. His son, Deacon Nathaniel, 
of the Saybrook (Cong.) Church, represented the same town in twenty-four 
sessions of that body, from 1697 to 1723. His son, Caleb, succeeded him in the 
inheritance of the ancient Chapman homestead, and also as deacon of the 
Saybrook Church. Allen Fiske m. 2d, Sept., 1835, Mrs. Maria Stokes, b. 1796, in 
Montrose, Scotland, d. Oct., 1863. Allen, fourth son of Hon. William and Eunice 
(Nourse) Fiske. was born in Amherst, N. H. Delicate in his youth the plans of 
his life were left undecided until he was nineteen years of age, when he began his 
preparation for college, and soon after entering Dartmouth, at Hanover, N. H., 
he graduated in the summer of 1814. At college he held a very respectable 
standing, ranking as third in his class, and was honored by election to the Phi 
Beta Kappa Society, in recognition of his scholarship. Going to New York the 
following winter, he entered the law ofifice of Hon. Jonathan Fiske in the spring 
of 1816, where he continued until he was admitted to the bar in 1819. Mr. Fiske 
was peculiarly well fitted for the office of instructor of youth, and tiring of the law 
after a brief practice, he betook himself to his favorite role as the principal of 
grammar schools, designed to prepare young men for college. Called to take 
charge of such departments in the academies located in Troy, Auburn and 
Skaneateles. N. Y.. he made a brilliant success in this field, was largely_ in- 
strumental in shapinr; the course of many young men who afterwards attained 



distinction, and probably more than any others of his day helped to raise the 
standard of education in the state. He was the author of several text books widely 
in use in the schools of New York and New England, notably Murray's English 
Grammar simplified and adapted to popular use, and Fiske's Elements of Latin 
Grammar for High Schools. Mr. Fiske, in addition to his rare gifts as teacher, 
also possessed the pen of a ready writer, and was a frequent and valued contributor 
to the columns of the eastern press. He was at different times on the editorial 
stafif of several prominent journals of his day, was a leading writer for a number 
of popular magazines and quarterlies, and for several years conducted a very 
popular home journal. To the very last years of his life Mr. Fiske retained to a 
remarkable degree the vigor of his intellectual powers, and when past the age of 
three-score and ten years, was accustomed to keep up his familiar acquaintance 
with the classic authors, and even when the physical infirmities of an octogenarian 
prevented him from engaging longer in the activities of outdoor life, he occupied 
himself in writing full commentaries on the entire New Testament. 

At the ripe age of 86 years, in the full possession of his faculties, with an 
unclouded trust and holy peace and saintly resignation, Allen Fiske, after a brief 
illness, on Sept. i8th, 1875, fell asleep in Jesus, and was gathered unto his fathers, 
"having the testimony of a good conscience, in the communion of the Holy 
Catholic Church, in the confidence of a certain faith, in the comfort of a reason- 
able, religious and holy hope, and in perfect charity with the world!" His remains 
were taken to Auburn, N. Y., for interment. 

Allen Fiske was a well read man, not only in English literature, but the 
classics also, and Homer's Iliad was as familiar to him as Shakespeare. But the 
Holy Scriptures were his especial delight. From private papers it appears that 
before his seventieth year he had read the Bible through by regular course over 
forty times, and portions of the New Testament many more times. During his 
long career as a teacher he had received from his pupils many valued souvenirs of 
their regard, but the most touching testimony came at his decease, when about 
his remains were gathered at the cemetery in Auburn, N. Y., where the committal 
took place, nearly a score of prominent gentlemen, in middle life, who after more 
than thirty years had elapsed, came from their homes to testify by their presence 
their profound appreciation of the service he had rendered to them as their early 
instructor, and to pay this heartfelt homage to his memory. He d. Sept. 18, 1875; 
res. Troy, N. Y. 

1773 i- MARIA ANTOINETTE, b. in New York City, Feb. 26, 1821; 
m. Nov. T. 1854, Dr. J. Asa Kennicott. Early manifesting a 
remarkable precocity and strength of character, she greatly re- 
sembled her mother also in personal charms and indomitable 
energy. At the age of thirteen, during her mother's illness and 
afterwards, she took charge of the female department of 
Auburn Academy, of which her father was then principal, and 
discharged her duties in this position with such dignity and 
ability as to attract the notice of other educators. At the age of 
sixteen she was engaged as preceptress of the Aurora (N. Y.) 
Female Academy, notwithstanding the rule in force of the 
board of trustees, which prescribed eighteen as the minimum 
age, and was eminently successful in that capacity. In 1841, 
when her father took charge of the academy in Skaneateles, 
N. Y., she again became his assistant, as head of the female de- 
partment and filed the position with entire satisfaction. Subse- 
quently, on the removal of the family to Troy, N. Y., she en- 
tered (1844-5) Mrs. Willard's Seminary, to perfect herself in 
music, painting, French, and higher mathematics, and graduat- 
ing with credit eighteen months later, she became a teacher 
in that famous institution. In 1849, after a brief visit with 
friends in New York City, she went to Chicago, and estab- 
lished the Chicago Female Seminary, the pioneer of all such 
institutions in the great West, and for several years she con- 
ducted that school with signal popularity, having in the various 
departments instructors of the highest ability, and at one time 
a scholar-roll of over one hundred pupils. In 1854 she was 
united in marriage to Dr. J. Asa Kennicott, a leading dentist of 


the city, and well known in scientific circles, and for fifteen 
years retired to domestic life. In 1869, with the view of giving 
her three daughters the best educational advantages, she es- 
tablished in her own beautiful home at Kenwood, Chicago, a 
girl's school which soon became widely known as the Ken- 
wood Female Seminary, with the patronage of the best Chicago 
families, and a large roll of pupils drawn from all quarters of 
the west and south. While in the full tide of prosperity, she 
was compelled, on account of ill health, to transfer the manage- 
ment of the school to other hands, and in 1878 she engaged to 
chaperon a good-sized class abroad, and with this charge spent 
a year in Europe, visiting the various places of mterest, but 
more especially the art galleries and salons, where her class 
received instruction in art, music and modern languages. On 
her return from Europe she decided not to resume charge of 
the seminary, but opened a studio, in connection with her 
eldest daughter. Miss Maud Kennicott, who was a member of 
the class that went abroad, and gave instruction in the higher 
grades of art, with special favor and success. Mrs. Kennicott's 
work in crayon, pastel and oil has been catalogued and ex- 
hibited in the art galleries of the leading expositions of the 
country, especially those of Chicago, New York and New Or- 
leans, and has been honored with distinguished commendation 
and patronage. Her productions in frviit work have not been 
excelled by any artist in this country or Europe, and are simply 
exquisite. And the same might be said of much of her other 
work, especially her canvas representations of the various 
specimens of the American flora, which have been much ad- 
mired. Indeed, faultless gems from her easel may be foimd in 
the homes of the wealthy all through the land, associated with 
the best work of modern masters. In 1886 her husband, Dr. 
Kennicott, was stricken with paralysis, and as he became a 
hopeless and for years almost a helpless invalid, her studies in 
art from this date were practically ended in her devotion to 
him. Since his demise in 1893, Mrs. Kennicott has lived a 
very retired life, passing the evening of her days pleasantly, 
with her children all near her. solaced by the reflection that 
her busy life had been at least a very useful one, and repre- 
sentative of the highest grade of American womanhood. To 
her were born three daughters, as follows: Isabella Mavid, 
born Dec. 21, 1856; married Dr. T. J. Reid. 2d, Mabel Blanche, 
born August 16. 1858; married Frederick Grant Gleason. 3d. 
Ada Mary Walker, born August i, i860; presides with grace 
as mistress of the homestead. Inheriting in a larqe degree the 
talents of their mother, the}' have by her judicious training 
acquired accomplishments which fit them for anv station in 

Dr. Kennicott is a younger son of Jonathan Kennicott, who 
was born in Warren. R. I., April 27, 1775, and a grandson of 
Robert, of that State, who was descended from Dr. Robert 
Kennicott, of London, a distinguished English scholar and 
savant, and presumed to be related to Benjamin Kennicott, 
D. D., regius professor in Oxford University during the last 
century, and a bishop in the Church of England. In 1832 the 
family removed to Illinois, before Chicago could boast of a 
hundred buildings, and when the great Northwest was a com- 
parative wilderness. Establishing themselves I'l'On a large 
tract of land, in one of the most desirable locations in the 
State (about twenty miles northwest of Chicago), they early 
became wealthy and very successful farmers, and gained a wide 
reputation as pioneers in western horticulture. There they 
built mills, erected a trading post, and founded the village of 
Mettawa — called (by its English translation) Half Day. There 



several of them married and settled, and have large families. 
Three brothers in this family graduated at medical universities, 
two of them were practicing physicians for several years, and 
two of them have been promint;nt as dental surgeons in Chi- 
cago. Drs. John and William Kennicott recently deceased, 
stood deservedly high as professional men, and they and others 
of their relatives are favorably known in scientific circles. 

1774. ii MARY FRANCES, b. Troy, N. Y., Jan. 20, 1823, d. Oct. i, 1864. 

1775. iii WILLIAM ALLEN, b. Nov. 4, 1824. m. Susan M. Bradley. 

1776. iv DAVID EDWARD, b. Sept. 3, 1826, unni. res. Chicago, 111. David 

Edward Fiske, second son of 
Allen and Eliza Fiske, was 
born in Troy, N. Y. At an 
early age he -went to live 
with his uncle, David Fiske, 
in Amherst, N. H., on whose 
rugged farm and precipitous 
hillsides he readily acquired 
that robust health and con- 
stitution which served him 
so well in after years. There 
also he acquired, in the ex- 
cellent schools of that town 
and vicinity, a good English 
education, and so much 
knowledge of Latin and 
Greek as is required to enter 
college. After teaching a 
couple of winters, he aban- 
doned farm life and, return- 
ing to Troy, N. Y., became 
connected with the Family 
Journal in the spring of 1849. His excellent business talents 
soon placed the enterprise on a solid basis, and brought the 
Journal in the front rank of weekly newspapers. Subsequently 
he undertook the publication of the Troy Traveler. But not 
finding the publication of newspapers sufficiently remunerative 
to suit his views, he dissolved his connection with these en- 
terprises, and. in 1856, removed to Chicago, where he engaged 
several years in the dairy business, at first on a small, but after- 
wards on quite a large scale, and in which, by energy, prudence 
and perseverance, he accumulated in a few years a handsome 
competence. In 1864 he parted with his dairy interests and 
for about thirty years has been engaged in the real estate and 
loaning business, in which with ample means and careful 
management, he has attained the goal of his early ambition — • 
a recognized position among mean of wealth and influence. 

Mr. Fiske, while not a man of letters, is nevertheless well 
versed in current literature, has decided and intelligent con- 
victions on most subjects, and is not lacking in ability to ex- 
press his views, by voice or pen, with clearness and force, and 
when occasion calls can maintain his ground with the best of 

As the favorite legatee of his uncle, for whom he was named, 
and with whom he passed the greater part of his youth, Mr. 
Fiske has taken great and commendable delight in restoring to 
a highly productive and attractive condition the old farm and 
homestead, which has been now in possession of the family for 
over one hundred and fifty years. 

William Fiske, Sr., youngest son of Deacon Ebenezer Fiske 
of Wenham, with Susanna Batchelder, his wife, and their nine 
children, emigrated from Wenham at an early day, and es- 
tablished themselves on the eastern slopes of Walnut Hill, in 




the town of Amherst, N. H., when that portion of the country 
was still a wilderness. There was founded the Amherst branch 
of the Wenham Fiskes, whose descendants, wherever located, 


have fully sustained the high character of their ancestry, have 
been noted for their ability, probity and piety, and have filled 
many official positions of honor and public trust. The hardships 
of frontier life in a country heavily timbered and rocky, short- 
ened the days of that sturdy pioneer, William Fisk, Sr., and he 
died in 1777 in his fifty-second year, leaving a large family. 
Stanch and stalwart, the elder sons soon cleared up a large tract 
of land, and established homes for themselves and families. A 
few years later Jonathan removed to Williamstown, Vt., where 
he achieved a most honorable record; Ebenezer settled in Mt. 
Vernon, where he became prominently identified with town 
afifairs; while William (Jr.) located himself on the old mail 
route from Amherst to Manchester, on a plateau lying be- 
tween Walnut and Chestnut Hills. Living for awhile in a plain 
log house, at the close of the Revolutionary War, he built on 
this spot a fine mansion, which has ever since been in posses- 
sion of the family. Here was raised a large family of sons and 
daughters, whose subsequent career reflected great credit on 
their early training. And here Hon. William Fiske resided 
until his death (June, 1831), very greatly respected by his 
townsmen, being called for twenty-five years to represent them 
in public life, both in town affairs and state government, legis- 
lative and judicial. The old homestead, which was willed first 
to his son David, and subsequently to a grandson vi that name, 
is still in a most excellent state of preservation, and remains 
a fine specimen of the commodious and hospitable New 
England homes of the early days. Mr. David E. Fiske, of 
Chicago, who is the present owner, takes great pleasure in re- 
visiting his boyhood's home, where he usually spends his sum- 
mers, superintending improvements, and exercising the tastes 
of a gentleman farmer. It is his firm purpose to keep the old 
homestead in the family as long as he can, as the best monu- 
ment to the sterling worth of those who founded the Amherst 
branch of the Wenham Fiskes. 


1777- V. ALBERT AUGUSTUS, b. Nov. i, 1828; m. Amelia Goodyear. 

1778. vi. ANN ELIZA, b. March 11, 1831; m. March 29, 1848. 

1779- vii. CHARLES ASA CHAPMAN, b. Nov. 26, 1832; d. Dec. 9, 1833- 

932. DAVID FISKE (William, William, Ebenezer, William, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Syniond), b. May 4, 1791; m. Mar., 1859, 
Mrs. Lydia M. Holbrook; d. Feb. 28, 1870. He was b. in Amherst, where he al- 
ways resided. During a western trip he contracted fever and ague from which he 
never fully recovered. He was not married until 64 -years of age. Often solicited 
to hold public ofifice, he always declined. He d. June 29, 1882; res. Amherst, N. H. 

1780. i. ELLEN, his wife's dau. by former marriage. • 

936. DEA. DAVID FISKE (William, William, Ebenezer, William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Amherst, N. H., 
Sept. 20, 1792; m. Jan. 19, 1823, Abigail Nourse, b. 1800; d. June, 1825; m. 2d, Jan. 
17, 1828, Harriett Nourse, b. Aug. 21, 1799; d. Aug. 22, 1872. David, Jr., eldest 
son of David, Sr., of Amherst, mherited his father's homestead and was married 
to Abigail, dau. of Deacon Benjamin Nourse, of Merrimack, N. H., and a few 
years afterward, Nov. 18, 1836, he was chosen deacon of the Congregational 
Church, of Amherst, which office he held until his removal from that town. Dea- 
con David Fiske, for many years an enterprising, industrious farmer by occu- 
pation, and an earnest, conscientious Christian in life, may justly be regarded as 
a fine speciman of the active New Englander. A man of sound and active mind 
and spotless integrity, zealous in the discharge of all good works. After the death 
of his first wife. Deacon Fiske married Harriett, another daughter of Deacon B. 
Nourse. His sons having attained maturity, bought for him a pleasant residence 
in Nashua, N. H., where he enjoyed a green old age. He d. June 22, 1873; res. 
Nashua, N. H. 

1781. i. THOMAS SCOTT, b. Nov. 22, 1823; m. Clara Isabel Pitman. 

1782. ii. JAMES PORTER, b. June 5, 1825; m. Sarah C. Hill. 

1783. iii. GEORGE, b. Oct. 22, 1835; m. Elmira F. Morrill. 

1784. iv. ABBIE ARINDA, b. Nov. 24, 1838; m. July 26, i860, George W. 

Ordway, of Bradford, Mass. He was b. May 8, 1835; d. Sept. 
26, 1886. Her ch. d. in infancy; res. 4827 Vincennes Ave., Chi- 
cago, 111., care E. W. Keyes. 

1785. v. MARY PORTER, b. Dec. 9, 1841; m. Dec. 10, 1867, Hon. George 

A. Marden of Lowell Mass., res. 84 Fairmount Ave. George 
Augustus Marden was born in Mount Vernon, N. H., Aug. 9, 
1839; son of Benj. F. and Betsey (Buss) Marden. Graduated 
at Dartmouth College, class 1861 ; enlisted as private in Co. G., 
2d Regiment, Berdan's U. S. Sharpshooters in Nov., 1861. 
Promoted to first lieutenant and regimental quarter master 
First U. S. Sharpshooters, July, 1862. Mustered out with 
regiment in Sept., 1864. Studied law at Concord, N. H., in 
1865; edited Kanawha Republican at Charleston, W. Va., in 1865 
and 1866; returned to Concord and edited histories of New 
Hampshire regiments for adjutant-general's report, and wrote 
for Concord Daily Monitor and corresponded with Boston 
Daily Advertiser; joined editorial stafif of Boston Advertiser 
Jan. I. 1867; Sept. i, 1867, purchased one-half Lowell Daily 
Courier and Lowell Weekly Journal, which papers he has since 
edited: was elected member of Mass. house of representatives 
for 1873; elected clerk of same body annually, 1874-1882, in- 
clusive; speaker of same body in 1883 and 1884, and member 
of Mass. senate for 1885; was elected treasurer and receiver gen- 
eral of Mass. for 1889- 1893, inclusive; the constitution forbid- 
ding more than five successive elections; elected vice-president 
Hancock National Bank, Boston, in 1895, and still serving as 
an active manager of said bank; was elected a delegate to the 
national republican convention in Chicago in 1880. and was 
one of the 306 supporters of Grant; was trustee of Mass. Agri- 
cultural College two years, resigning when elected state treas- 








urer. Ch. : Phillip Sanford, b. June 12, 1874; Robert Fiske, b. 
June 14, 1876. 

937. GEORGE FISKE (William, William, Ebenezer, William, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Amherst, N. H., Aug. 22, 
1794; m. May 6, 1824, Arinda Lane of Bedford, Mass., b. May 29, 1793; d. Jan. 24, 
1885. George, the younger son of David Fiske, Sr., of Amherst, m. Miss Arinda 
Lane, and settled in Lowell, Mass., where for a long period he filled a responsible 
position connected with the manufacturing interests in that city. He d. Feb. 20, 
1869; res. Bradford and Lowell, Mass. 

1786. i. GEORGE NOURSE, b. Mav 17, 1825; d. Apr. 28, 1861. 
NATHAN LORD, b. Oct. 9, 1826; d. Aug. 21, 1847. 
DAVID ABBOTT, b. Julv 30, 1828; d. Sept. 8, 1847. 
ANN ELIZA, b. Aug. 27, 1830; m. Aug. 15, 1853, Charles W. 
Dodge of Lowell. 

1790. v. SARAH MARIAH, b. Nov. 28, 1832; res. 61 Chapel St., Lowell, 


1791. vi. JONATHAN LANE, b. Oct. 8, 1834. He enlisted in one of the 

Massachusetts Volunteer Regiments at the breaking out of the 
Rebellion, and after doing good, loyal service for the country, 
d. Dec. 19, 1862, of a disease contracted while in the discharge 
of his military duties. 

941. EBENEZER FISKE (Ebenezer, William, Ebenezer, William, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Aug. 22, 1786; m. 
Sept. 23, 1807, Hannah Proctor, b. Mar. 5, 1784; d. Apr. 14, 1857. He was m. in 
Henniker, N. H., his wife having been born in Manchester, Mass., the dau. of 
Dea. John Proctor. She possessed an excellent mind and fine person. After his 
marriage, Mr. Fiske resided for a few years in Henniker, thence he removed to 
Salisbury, N. H., thence to Wilmot and afterward to Hopkinton. Mr. Fiske pos- 
sessed great energy and decision of character. He d. July, 1842; res. Hopkinton, 
N. H. 

1792. i. HANNAH COGSWELL, b. Aug. 8, 1809, at Henniker, N. H.; 

m. Jan. 13. 1838, Dea. Elias Lyman, a native of Easthampton, 
Mass.. and resided in that place until his death, Apr. 4, 1866, at 
the age of 56 years. Ch. : i, Carlos Parsons, b. Dec, 1838. 2, 
Ednah Maria, b. Apr., 1840. 3. Howard Fisk. b. Nov., 1841. 
4, Zuinglius Paley, b. Aug., 1843. 5. Albert Taylor, b. Mar., 
1845. 6, Lucy Ann, b. Sept.. 1846. 7, Celia Augustus, b. June 13, 
1848; d. Mar. 7, 1866. 8. Hannah Proctor, b. Mar., 1852. Ed- 
nah M., m. May 9, 1866, Dwight Lock Wilbur, and res. in 
Boonesboro, Iowa. Carlos P. enlisted for the war for the 
Union as private in the Sixth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer 
Cavalry, and rose to a captancy in the One Hundreth United 
States Colored Infantry, July 11, 1864. After honorably filling 
his term of service, he retired at the close of the war, Dec, 
1865, to his home in Mesopotamia, where he engaged in farm- 
ing. Howard F. entered the United States service in the 
Eighteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Mar. 2, 1865, and was 
honorably discharged July 24, 1865. 

1793. ii. EDNAH PROCTOR, b. Apr. 20, 181 r, at Salisbury, N. H.; m. 

Apr. IS, 1834, Cyrus Dustin, of Hopkinton, N. H. Ch. : I, 
Gilbert^ F., b. Feb. 11, 1835. 2, Clara Ann, b. Sept. 18, 1838. 
3, Hannah Proctor, b. July 19, 1842. 4, Ebenezer F., b. Nov. 
26, 1843. 5, Cyrus Herbert, b. January 28, 1855. Of these, 
Gilbert F., their only son of military age at the breaking out 
of the war for the Union, early enlisted in the Seventh N. H. 
Volunteer Regiment to assist in the putting down of the Re- 
bellion. He died July 19, 1863: killed in the attack on Fort 
Wagner and died in the fort while uttering the words: "Come 
on, boys, let us be brave!" 

1794. iii. ABIGAIL WOODBURY, b. in Wilmot. N. H.. Feb. 28, 1814; m. 

Nov. 13, 1837, Daniel Proctor, of Lowell, Mass. Immediately 


after their marriage they removed to Chicopee and afterward 
to Springfield, Mass., where Mr. Proctor was employed in the 
service of the government in the United States armory. They 
had one child: Hannah Cogswell, b. July lo, 1840; m. June 
6, 1866, Charles Conant, Gardner, Mass., where she resided. 

1795. iv. ANNIE JUxMPER, b. in Wilmot, N. H., Feb. 26, 1816; m. Eras- 

tus Woodrufif; removed to Ohio. They subsequently went to 
reside in Wisconsin, at British Hollow, Grant Co. Ch. : Abby 
Ann, b. Apr., 1844. Harlan, b. Oct. 1849; d. in 1865. Clara 
Amelia, b. Mar., 1852. 

1796. V. JOHN PROCTOR, b. in Wilmot, May 31, 1818; m. Abby R. 


1797. vi. FRANKLIN WOODBURY, b. in Hopkinton, N. H., Feb. 16, 

1820; m. Mrs. Amelia Allen (Bowen) Austin and Mrs. Jennette 
(Gardner) Hitchcock. 

1798. vii. CLARA APPLETON, b. in Hopkinton, Aug. 26, 1825; d. Aug. 

25, 1830. 

942. JAMES FISKE (Ebenezer, William, Ebenezer, William, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wilmont, N. H., Aug. 4, 
1788; m. in New .York state, June 8, 1815, Eleanor Ransom, d. Mar. 18, 1856. 
When a young man he moved to New Platz, N. Y.. and later to Coldwater, Mich., 
where he established himself on a fine farm a mile from the center of the town. 
He was a member of the M. E. Church; class leader and replete with good works. 
A Coldwater paper says: "James Fiske was born in Amherst, N. H., Aug. 4, 
1788, of industrious and pious parents. Inheriting an excellent physical constitution, 
he developed into a man of rare physical and moral vigor. In June, 1815, he mar- 
ried Miss Eleanor Ransom, the death of which faithful wife preceded his by about 
15 years. The name of "Father Fiske," by which he was familiarly and widely 
known, has long since become a synonym for religion. 
He d. Aug. ID, 1870; res. New Platz, Ulster Co., N. Y., and Coldwater, Mich. 

1799. i. BETSEY, b. Mar. 3, 1816; m. Apr. 16, 1836, William Aldrich, a 

substantial farmer. She d. Sept. 4, 1837. 

1800. ii. LUTHER, b. July 9, 1817: m. Mahala Halsted. 

1801. iii. PHEBE M., b. June 7. 1819; m. May 24, 1842, Rev. Dr. E. H. 

Pilcher. He was a clergyman of the M. E. Church, of con- 
siderable ability and scholarship and has held a number of 
important positions in that denomination. He was regent of 
the University of Michigan from 1845 to 1851; was born in 
Athens Co., Ohio, June 2, 1810. He was a student at the 
Athens University and was ordained a Methodist minister in 
1829; from 1831 to his death he was a resident of Michigan, 
preaching at various places. He was ten years secretary of the 
conference and for nearly 25 years was a presiding elder. He 
was one of the founders of Albion College. He received sev- 
eral degrees, including D. D., and was admitted to the bar in 
1846. He was the author of "Protestantism in Michigan." 
She d. Aug. 23, 1866. Ch.: i, Ellen M., b. Aug. 21, 1843; gr. 
Ann Arbor, Mich., high school, 1863. 2, Lewis S., b. July 28, 
1845; gr. 1863, Michigan University; A. M., 1864. 3, Leander 
Wm., b. Aug. 2, 1848; gr. Ohio Wesleyan University. 4, James 
E., b. Mar. 18, 1857. 

1802. iv. SUSAN, b. Aug. 3, 1821; m. May 20, 1840, Dr. W. Matthew 

Gill. He is a physician in good standing in Marshall, Mich. 
She d. Sept., 1878. Ch.: i, James F., b. Feb. 13, 1841; d. May 
24, 1843. 2, Geo. M., b. June 17, 1843. 3, Ellen E., b. Sept. 3, 
1845; d. Mar. 9, 1848. 4, Charles E.. b. Aug. 5, 1848. 5, Wm. 
R., b. Aug. 30, 1853. 6, Ella Ann, b. Nov. ir. 1858. 

1803. V. ELEANOR J., b. Sept. 7, 1823; m. May 29. 1883, Abram C. Fiske; 

res. Coldwater, Mich. 

1804. vi. LEWIS R., b. Dec. 24, 1825; m. Elizabeth R. Spence and Mrs. 

Helen M. Davis. 

1805. vii. JAMES A., b. Aug. 10, 1828; d. Nov. 4, 1828. 


1806. viii. JOSEPH D. W., b. Sept. 24, 1829; m. Delia Babbitt. 

1807. IX. HARRIETT A., b. Uov. 6, 1833; m. Dec. 28, 1852, Ives G. 

Miles. She d. Nov. 22, 1889. He was a successful merchant. 
Ch.: I, Allah, b. Aug. 24, 1854; d. Sept. 8, 1856. 2, Lellah E., 
b. Sept. 8, 1857. 3, Jennie E., b. Oct. 21. 1862. 

1808. X. ELMIRA E., b. May 7, 1838; m. Dec. 26, i860, Capt. Isaac M. 

Cravath. He was b. in 1827; d. May 4, 1872. He was a 
native of New York state and went to Lansing, Jan. i, 1855, as 
clerk in the auditor general's office. He retained the position 
until May, 1861, when he became editor of the Lansing State 
Republican, at which time he received authority to raise a com- 
pany of the Twelfth Mich. Infantry. He succeeded in filling 
his company and went out with the regiment, which saw its 
first service at the battle of Shiloh. He was one of a recon- 
noitering party sent out by General Ben. Prentiss, and nar- 
rowly escaped both death and capture. Soon after the battle 
he was attacked with typhoid fever and chronic diarrhoea, and 
was reduced to borders of the grave. Finally he reached the 
family of his wife at Coldwater, where for many months he 
fought the battle between life and death, and for most of the 
time during two years was dangerously ill, and was honorably 
discharged from service. In 1870 he was elected senator, 
which duty he faithfully discharged until the time of 
his death. He was possessed of strong mental qualities, integ- 
rity of character, was a genial companion. He was a man of 
fine literary and poetic taste, had written several poems and 
lectures with great credit to himself and with general accept- 
ance. He was also an elder in the Presbyterian Church, where 
he had a large Bible class. 

946. DEA. CALVIN FISKE (Ebenezer, William, Ebenezer, William, Will- 
iam, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Syniond), b. June 15, 1796; 
m. May, 1840, Asenath Cross; d. May 11, 1857; m. 2d July i, 1858, Mary J. 
Thompson. He lived with his parents and cared for them to the day of their 
deaths. He was deacon in the Congregational Church; res. Wilmont Centre, N. H. 

947. JOHN FISKE (Ebenezer, William, Ebenezer, William, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Apr. 16, 1798; m. Mahala 
Rand of Warner, N. H.; m. 2nd. Sarah Goodhue, of Enfield. He was killed 
by falling from a m.ill he was framing. He d. 1840; res. Warner, N. H. 

1809. i. WOODBURY, b. ; a dau. is Mrs. Fred Smith; res. 5th 

St.. S. E. Minn. 

1810. ii. ELIZABETH, b. ; m. Wm. Andrews; res. St. Anthony 

Park, Minn.; a son is Geo. C. Andrews; res. 527 5th St., Minn. 

iSll. iii. JOHN, b. ; d. . 

1812. iv. MAHALA, b. Springfield, N. H., May 7, 1832; m. Nov. 3, 1856, 
Hon. John S. Pillsbury; res. Minneapolis. He was b. July 29, 
1827; res. Minneapolis, Minn. Ch.: i, Susan May, June 23, 
1863: m. F. B. Snyder, Sept. 23, 1885; d. Sept. 3, 1891. 2, Sarah 
Belle, b. June 30, 1866; m. Edward Gale, June 28, 1892; res. 
Minneapolis, Minn. 3, Alfred Fisk Pillsbury, b. Oct. 20, 1869; 
unm. : res. Minneapolis, Minn. 

John S. Pillsbury, Governor of Minnesota for two terms end- 
ing Jan., 1878, was born in Sutton, N. H., July, 1827. At the 
age of 16 he entered the store of his brother at Warner, N. H., 
as a clerk, and subsequently went into business with the ex- 
Governor, Walter Harriman. At a later period he was in busi- 
ness in Concord, N. H., but came west in 1854, and finally set- 
tled at St. Anthony Falls, Minn., where he engaged in the 
hardware business. He has been active and energetic and suc- 
cessful, and has taken a lively interest in public affairs in that 
State. He served in the Senate two terms, and was most of the 
time chairman of the committee on finance. He has held the 


position of president of the Board of Regents of the State Uni- 
versity for several years. He was chosen Governor in 1875, 
and entered upon the duties of the office the following January. 

1813. V. JOSEPH, b. ; drowned while bathing. 

1814. vi. SARAH, b. ; Mrs. L. W. Campbell; res. iioo Sth St., Minn. 

1815. vii. MARY, b. ; Mrs. Mary F. Andrews; res. 527 5th St., Minn. 

951. DEA. DAVID FISKE (Samuel, Samuel, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Shelburne, Mass., July 17, 
1791; m. Oct. 31, 1814, Laura Severance, b. 1795; d. July 6, 1870. David Fiske was 
born on the top of one of the beautiful hills of Shelburne, Franklin Co., Mass. He 
had a good common school education, and married Laura Severance, who was 
born in the same town. Previous to his marriage he had formed a partnership 
with two other young men for building and running a saw mill, a grist mill 
and a cloth factory at the falls of the Deerfield river, then called Salmon Falls, 
from the abundance of that fish caught there. These falls made a fine water 
power and the banks on either side were owned by Captain Martin Severance, 
Laura's father. For nearly twenty years he was the head of these establish- 
ments, and then chief owner. He built a pretty little house on the river side for 
his bride. In it were born his eight children, and there three of them died. 
There also their golden wedding was celebrated and there his beloved wife died, 
after 56 years of married life. In 1832 he sold out his manufacturing interests, 
having caught the western fever, and removed with his family to Ohio, making 
the long journey from Albany over the Erie canal by packet boat, then con- 
sidered a rapid and luxurious mode of travel, and by lake to Cleveland, which was 
then but a pretty group of fourteen houses under the bluflf by the river. There 
he first bought 180 acres on the blufif on which now stands the whole business 
part of Cleveland. But, he wanted a farm, and found better soil out at Strongs- 
ville, 18 miles southwest, and exchanged his purchase of the Cleveland site for 
twice as many acres, where into whose black soil he could thrust a "sabre's tail 
clear up to the head;" where into the hollow trunk of a fallen sycamore a man 
could walk upright with a tall hat on and where the black walnut trees made 
grand rails for fences. Six rails and posts, and rider high to keep the deer from 
the crops. He sold his farm on which he had built a fine house, the first between 
Cleveland and southern Ohio. The raising of that house was an <jvent. He and 
his wife had seen too much of the baleful eiifects of rum in New England, it 
was wholly banished from their house and they determined to raise the heavy 
black walnut frame without its aid. They notified everybody for twenty miles 
around of this "raising" "without rum." Everybody said that nobody would come 
and the frame would have to go up on such terms. But everybody came 
to see and jest at the failure of these temperance cranks. When they came, 
however, they found a magnificent spread of mother's best cookery and long 
tables under fine trees and a half a dozen pretty girls to serve them and so knew 
that no stinginess was at the bottom of it and the boss and carpenters gave them 
a good report of the way they were treated by the new-comers, and all turned 
in to the work right merrily and the raising went off fine and after the jolly 
feast that crowned it the ringleader of the crowd which came to show them 
that they could not raise a house without rum, mounted a table and made a 
speech, saying that it was the best raisin' he had ever heard of, and that Mrs. Fiske 
was the handsomest woman and the best hostess in Ohio. At that the whole 
crowd thanked her and her husband for having raised their house without rum, 
so that they were all going home sober and yet jolly, and then the crowd gave 
a rousing cheer and swung their hats, and the impossible was achieved. Some 
kinsmen who had settled over in Michigan in Sarnia now, Jackson then, had writ- 
ten that there they had no fever and that there was a fine farm there for him, 
so they packed up their goods into covered wagons drawn by horses and cattle, 
and went across the black swamp, a trip of six weeks. Took the new farm and 
found their old enemy had followed them from Ohio so they were after a couple of 
years shaken out of Michigan and out of the western fever as well, and returned to 
Shelburne, where he bought a part of the large farm on which he was born. He 
ultimately exchanged it for a part of the farm on which his wife was born at the 
Falls, and finally, it still standing, he bought the identical house he had built 
for his bride, moved into it and there in 1867 his beloved wife died in the very 


room where eight of her children had been born. After her death he lived for 
eight years (part of the time only, the summers) with his eldest son, Orlando, in 
Shelburne, or with his brother Samuel, yet spending about two thirds of his time 
with his son Asa in Rochester and with Mrs. Hart in Philadelphia or New Haven. 
He fell asleep at 85 in his brother's house in Shelburne, in the fall of 1875, after an 
hour or two of suffering, with his eldest son at his bedside. He was of a most 
gentle, genial, kindly nature, a lover of music, of fun, of man and of God, was 
for many years a deacon in the Congregational Church and respected and hon- 
ored by all who knew him. In his old age he straightened up after his life of 
hard work, grew stouter, let his luxuriant silver beard grow full, and was a 
marvelously fine picture of hearty, alert and serene age. His two eldest daughters 
married clergymen, and the eldest son, for his first wife, a sister of Fidelia Fiske. 
Two others of the family attained merited distinction as clergymen and authors. 
He d. July 22, 1875; res. Shelburne, Mass., and Strongsville, Ohio. 

1816. i. LAURA ARABELLA, b. Aug. 31, 1817; m. May 9, 1844, Rev. 

Henry Seymour. She d. Mar. 28, 1850. He was l\ i.i riadley, 
Z\Iass., Oct. 20, 1816; d. Jan 30, 1893. His mother was Mary 
Standish, a direct descendant of Myles Standish. He gradu- 
ated from Amherst College in 1838, and from Union Theo- 
logical Seminary in New York a few years later. Was settled 
as the pastor of the Cong. Church in Deeriield, Mass., Mar. i, 
1843. He preached here 6 years and Oct. 3, 1849, was installed 
pastor of the Cong. Church in East Hawley. He continued 
to serve this church with the exception of about 3 years till Mar. 
2, 1890, when on his waj^ to the Sabbath service he fell on the 
ice, breaking his hip and closing his active ministry. He was a 
frequent contributor to religious papers, keeping a scrap book 
containing several hundred of his printed articles. He was a 
man of most devoted piety. His first wife was Laura Arabella 
Fisk, by whom he had one son, Henry Martyn, b. Jan. 16, 1850; 
d. in Nov., 1876, s. p. His wife was Mary E. Smith. His sec- 
ond wife was Sophia Williams, by whom he had three sons: 
I, James Standish, now living in Hawley, Mass.; 2, Charles 
Williams, of Brooklyn, N. Y., ofifice, 527 Broadway, cor. Spring 
St., New York City; 3, Horace Dwight, d. at the age of 24. 

1817. ii. DAVID ORLANDO, b. Mar. 14, 1821; m. Laura Fiske and Isa- 

bella Hawkes. 

1818. iii. REBECCA WHEELOCK, b. Feb. 22, 1823; m. Aug. 21, 1849, 

Rev. Burdett Hart. He was b. Nov. 16, 1821; d. Nov. 25, 1892. 
He was a Congregational clergyman. Ch.: Frederick Burdett 
Hart, b. Aug. 2, 1850; d. Aug. 6, 185 1. Arthur Burdett Hart, 
b. Sept. 5, 1852; m. Jan. 10, 1878, at New Haven, Conn., Estelle 
Lee White, b. July 29, 1855. Is a merchant in New York city; 
res. s. p., 58 W. 72d st. Mary Arabelle Hart, b. May 30, 1855; 
m. Oct. 25, 1893, Abraham Robinson Perkins; res. West Upsal 
St., Germantown, Pa. Minerva Lee Hart, b. Nov. 9, 1859; m. 
Oct. 18, 1882, Samuel Hemingway; res. y] East Pearl st., New 
Haven Conn. Rev. Burdett Hart, D. D., was born in New 
Britain, Conn. He was graduated at Yale College in 1842 and 
from Yale Divinity School in 1846; was ordained as pastor of 
the Grand Avenue Church in New Haven, in 1846, and is now 
pastor emeritus of that church. He was appointed a corporate 
member of the A. B. Ct. M. in 1876. He has been a fellow of 
Yale University since 1885. He is the author of the works, 
"Aspects of Christ," "Always Upward," "Aspects of Heaven." 
Mrs. Rebecca Wheelock Fisk. wife of Dr. Burdett Hart, was b. 
in Shelburne, Mass., was graduated at Mt. Holyoke Seminary 
(College), and was a teacher then with Mary Lyon for two 
years. She organized the Philadelphia branch of W. B. M. 
and was its president as well as the president of the New 
Haven branch of W. B. Missions. She is the author of a num- 
ber of ^Missionary pamphlets. She d. Nov. 25, 1892. 


























SAAIUEL WHEELOCK, b. July 23, 1828; m. Lizzie Foster. 
JANE ISABELLA, b. Aug. 20, 1830; m. June 20, 1849, Dr. David 

B. Hawkes. She res. in Decatur, 111. He d. in 1885. She res. 

with her dau., Mrs. Clay Dempsey. 
ASA SEAVERENCE, b. July 8, 1819; d. May 6, 1823. 
PHILO, b. June 3, 1837; m. Josephine Tyler, 
viii. PHILO, b. Dec. 6, 1815; d. Apr. 6, 1816. 

PHILO SEAVERENCE, b. July 28, 1826; d. Sept. 12, 1827. 
ASA S., b. Mar. 2, 1833; m. Elizabeth W. Hand. 
PLINEY, b. Dec. 24, 1835; d. Aug. 20, 1836. 

952. SAMUEL FISK (Samuel, Samuel, Daniel, Samuel, William, John. 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Shelburne, Mass., Mar. 25, 
1800; m. there Sept. 30, 1824, Mercy Bardwell Smead, b. Dec. 3, 1798; d. Feb. 20, 
1890. He res. in Shelburne all his life and was a farmer. He d. May 16, 1882; res. 
Shelburne, Mass. 

1827. i. SAMUEL AUSTIN, b. July 23, 1825; m. Henrietta Parmenter. 

1828. ii. CHARLES EDWARD, b. Sept. 9, 1826; m. Luthera S. Sprout 

and Charlotte A. Rounds. 

SOLOMON B., b. Nov. 22, 1827; m. Helen M. Anderson. 

LOUISA SOPHIA, b. June 15, 1829; d. Apr. 10, 1831. 

SOPHIA ELLEN, b. Feb. i, 1832; d. Jan. i, 1857. 

GEORGE WASHINGTON, b. Nov. 2, 1834; m. Margaret H. 

1833. vii. LOUISA MELINDA, b. Apr. 8, 1842; m. Oct. 23, 1872, A. R. 
Perkins. She d. Apr. 25, 1884. Ch.: i, Thomas J., b. Aug. 6, 
1873; res. 27 W. 6oth St., N. Y. City. 2, Penuse R., b. Apr. 11, 
1S80; res. W. Upsal street, Germantown, Pa. 3, Louis Fiske, 
b. July 26, 1875; d. Mar. 30, 1884. 

962. PARTRIDGE FISKE (Daniel, Samuel, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Dec. 18, 1799, in Shel- 
burne; m. there Apr. 19, 1824, Lydia D. Dickinson, b. June 8, 1803; d. Oct. 12, 
1877. He was a farmer. He d. Feb. 12, 1832; res. Shelburne, Mass. 

1834- i. SARAH ELECTA, b. Apr. 9, 1826; d., unm., in June, 1841. 

1835. ii. RHODA MARIAH, b. June 7, 1828; m. Nov., 1848, Levi Page, 

b. Jan. 21, 1821; d. Jan. 15, 1891. He was a farmer; res. Con- 
way, Mass. Ch.: Sarah Elizabeth Page, b. May 25, 1850; m. 
John W. Tilton, Conway, Tvlais . Feb. 14, 1877; ch.: Le- 
roy P., b. Aug. 16, 1891. Levi Page, Jr., b. Nov. 8, 1857; d. 
Jan. 29, 1877. Harlan Page, b. Feb. 12, 1863; m. May 24, 1888, 
Mary Ferris, of Millville, Orleans County, N. Y. ; they res. in 

Millville. James Fiske Page, b. -; m. Dec. 31, 1892, Dora 

French: res. Amherst, Mass. 

1836. iii. JAMES DICKINSON, b. Jan. i, 1831; m. Harriet Loomis and 

Mary E. Sheldon. 

965. DANIEL FISKE (Daniel, Samuel, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Shelburne, Mass., Feb. 0, 
1805; m. Anna Fiske, dau. of Rufus, b. Apr. 22, 1808; d. May 21, 1875. He was a 
farmer. He d. Nov. 28, 1882; res. Shelburne, Mass. 

1837. i. A SON, b. May 4, 1833: d. May 4, 1833. 

1838. ii. CLARA TIRRELL, b. Feb. 18, 1836; unm.; res. Shelburne, 


1839. iii. LAURA ANN, b. Apr. 30, 1838; d. Nov. 24, 1889. 

1840. iv. HANNAH WOODWARD, b. Sept. 3, 1841; m. Apr. 3, 1891, 

Eugene Trask; res. Shelburne, Mass. 

969. AUSTIN FISKE (Daniel, Samuel, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Shelburne, Mass., Sept. IS, 
1815; m. Sept. 29, 1842, Lucy W. Barnard, of Charlemont, b. Aug., 1820; d. Feb. 
19, 1891. He was a farmer. He d. Oct. 10, 1851; res. Shelburne, Mass. 

1841. i. CHLOE AUGUSTA, b. May, 1844; d. Feb. 22, 1859. 


1842. ii. LUCY SEVERANCE, b. Nov. i, 1845; unm.; res. Easthampton, 


1843. iii. MARY ELLEN, b. June 11, 1848; unm.; res. Conway, Mass. 

1844. iv. SARAH DORINDA, b. June 3, 1850; m. at Conway, Mass., Dec. 

31, 1885, Wm. C. Wilder, b. June 15, 1828. He is a farmer; 
res. Conway. Ch.: Austin Fiske Wilder, b. Dec. 23, 1887; d. 
Dec. 23, 1887. Lucie Ellen Wilder, b. Nov. 8, 1889. Lillian 
Grace Wilder, b. Nov. 8, 1889; d. Nov. 12, 1889. 

973. REV. ELISHA FISKE (Robert, Daniel, Daniel Samuel, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Holliston Sept. 3, 1769; m. 
Lydia Robinson, d. July 11, 1805; she was dau. of John and Susanna of Milford; 
m. 2d, Mrs. Margaret (Shepherd) Brown, dau. of Capt. Benjamin and Hepzibah 
(Blake) Shepherd, of Wrentham; she was b. 1779; d. Apr. 30, 1850. Rev. Elisha 
Fisk was the son of Robert and Mary (Hall) Fisk, and was born in that part of 
Holliston now included in West Medway. At a year and a half of age his parents 
removed to Upton, where he spent his youth, and where he became converted 
under the ministry of Rev. Elisha Fish, whose name dififered from his own but by 
a single letter. At five years of age he had read the Bible through. He set him- 
self to gain a liberal education with reference to the ministry and by dint of perse- 
verance, entered Brown Universitv, and graduated in 1795, an A. M. He was 
tutor the three yoars following. While here he was approbated to preach the Gos- 
pel. He preached the first time in Wrentham on the first Sabbath in May, 1798. 
It was the first sermon he wrote and the text was Gen. i; i. It proved to be the 
first of a long series of discourses to that people. Nov. 6 he received a call to 
settle among them. The prospect was dark, indeed, but circumstances appeared 
to make duty very plain. He was the forty-ninth candidate and but the second 
who had received a call. Imagining the interminable catalogue which might follow 
if he declined, he determined to break the non-apostolic succession, and accepted 
the invitation Apr. 25. He was ordained over the first church in Wrentham June 
12, 1799. Rev. Dr. Hitchcock of Providence preached the sermon. After occupy- 
ing the field alone nearly 45 years, he proposed that a colleague should be settled, 
and Rev. Horace James was inducted into this office Nov. i, 1843. Mr. Fisk still 
continued to preach almost every Sabbath at home, in surrounding vacant places, 
or in the pulpits of his brethren. The last Sabbath he spent on earth was employed 
in preaching the Gospel and breaking the sacramental bread in the church of 
Attleboro. It was an intensely cold day in December and the fatigue and exposure 
of riding in an open sleigh some ten miles was more than a human frame of over 
four score years' standing could endure. A cold and fever was the result, running 
into a lethargic state, in which the ever busy spirit, having put its weary partner of 
dust to sleep, softly withdrew. He died in the 82d year of his age, and 52d year of his 
ministry, and was buried on the day of the regular meeting of the association at 
his house. It was appointed to be there at his request, and he had anticipated its 
coming with great satisfaction, not imagining that they should be convened for 
his funeral. At the time of Mr. Fisk's ordination, the church was reduced to ten 
members; and "they were divided in their religious opinions, and in many in- 
stances strongly excited against each other, on account of the different positions, 
which they had taken in the controversy with his predecessor, Rev. McAvery. Of 
an observing mind, careful and conciliating in his conversation and manners, 
interesting and popular in his pulpit performances, he succeeded, as few other 
men would, in uniting and holding together very discordant materials, not only 
at the commencement of his ministry, but through the vicissitudes of more than 
fifty years. He gained and kept the enviable reputation of peacemaker." (Funer- 
al Sermon by Rev. Dr. Stoors, Braintree.) As a fact illustrative of Mr. Fisk's rep- 
utation the celebrated Hannah Adams once said that another question should be 
added to the well known interrogatories in New England, "Who is the first man," 
etc., viz.: "Who is the most prudent man? Parson Fisk, of Wrentham." He 
was blessed with additions to his church. In 1805, 51 were added to the church. 
In 1815-16, 64 made profession of religion. In 1821, 43 were gathered in._ Again, 
58 joined in 1832. The whole number of admissions during his sole ministry was 

Mr. Fisk possessed an iron constitution and great perseverance and was able 
to labor, even in his advanced age, beyond the ability of many young men. He fre- 


quently took long walks of five and even ten miles on his exchanges. He traveled 
much on foot over his extensive parish. He was seldom unable to preach — but two 
Sabbaths in forty years. He was seldom absent, or even tardy, at associate meet- 
ings. He attended over 150 ecclesiastical councils; and did a large part of the edit- 
ing of the "Christian Magazine," during its four years' continuance, and was in all 
ministerial labors abundant. 

Rev. Nathaniel Emmons, D. D., pastor of the church in Franklin, preached 
the sermon at the funeral of his first wife, Lydia, July 13, 1805. The sermon was 
printed by H. Mann of Dedham, in Aug., 1805. The compiler of this work has a 
copy of the sermon. 

He d. Jan. 11, 1857; res. Wrentham, Mass. 

1845. i. MARY HALL, b. ; m. Rev. George Fisher of Harvard; 

she d. Apr. 29, 1852. He was a native of Wrentham, Mass., 
where he was born Nov. 7, 1796. He was graduated at Brown 
University in the class of 1819, sharing the highest honors of 
graduation wath Horace Mann. His studies for the ministry 
were conducted under the direction of Rev. Elisha Fisk; was 
installed pastor of the Evangelical Congregational Society in 
Harvard, Mass., Sept. 12, 1821. He preached the sermon on 
the one hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of that 
town. This sermon is deposited with the Congregational Li- 
brary Association in Boston. He was a most efificient pastor, 
and for thirty years was a member of the school board. He 
died Seot. 6, 1853. 

1846. ii. CHARLE'S ROBINSON, b. Oct. 27, 1804. He gr. Brown Uni- 

versity 1824; w'as a clergyman in 111. He d. in Delavan, 111., 
Dec. 28, 1869 (see Coll. Grad.). 

1847. iii. CHARLOTTE BROWN, b. ; m. Rev. Amos A. Phelps 

of Boston; she d. Aug., 1838 

1848. iv. EMILY FRANCES, b. Nov. 7, 1812; m. at Wrentham, Mass., 

Capt. Wm. Sturtevant of New Bedford. He was a master 
mariner, b. Sept. 20, 1802, in Rochester, Mass.; d. in May, 1879. 
Ch. : Charles, b. July 28, 1839; ™. June 15, 1871, Bethia Hadley 
Delano, b. Feb. 18, 1848, M. D., physician and surgeon for- 
merly U. S. Navy; res. Hyde Park, Mass. Ch. : Emil Frances 
Sturtevant, b. Oct. 17, 1872; res. Hyde Park, Mass Verona 
Kadlev Sturtevant, b. Nov. 9, 1878; res. Hyde Park, Mass. 

1849. V. WM. JONES, b. 1814; d. 1830. 

1850. vi. FRED'K A., b. Apr. 15, 1816; m. Anna A. Nelson and Mrs. 

Rebecca J. (Robbins) Haskell and Abbie Wheeler Woods. 

1851. vii. HARRIETT JOSEPHINE, b. ; m. Rev. Erasmus D. 

Moore of Boston. A son, Geo. A. Moore, res. 70 Kilby street, 

974. DEA. DANIEL FISKE (Robert, Daniel, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. HoUiston, Mass., Oct. 29, 
1770; m. at Mendon, Apr. 4, 1816, Ruth Chapin, of Mendon, Mass., b. Jan. 14, 1786; 
d- July 30, 1883. He held many town of^ces, as well as others; was deacon of the 
First Congregational Church for forty years. He had but little schooling, and that 
in the last century. He was brought up on a farm and when 17 years of age con- 
ducted a farm for a widow lady "on halves." He did not have a pair of boots until 
18 years of ^ge; drove turkeys to market, and put up over night when the tur- 
keys went to roost by the wayside. Eventually he went into the village store; 
was a merchant some thirty years, and gave it up to his son, David B. Was Cap- 
tain of the militia through the war of 1812 and 1815, but not called into active 
service. Was town clerk for many years; selectman, assessor, coroner, justice of 
the peace, treasurer, agent for procuring pensions for soldiers of the Revolution; 
first postmaster in Upton in 1818. In after years D. B. and D. E., his sons, were 
postmasters in the same town; the only case of the kind in the United States. 
Interested in anything that was of benefit to the town or citizens. He retired from 
all business in 1836, and died in 1840 in the 70th year of his age. He was born in 
Holliston, Mass., but resided nearly all his life in Upton, Mass., where he was an 
honored and respected citizen. At the time of his death Rev. Benjamin Wood, 
pastor of the Upton Church, officiated at his funeral. The sermon was printed in 


Boston by Button & Wentworth, and from that discourse it is learned that the de- 
ceased was a constant attendant at pubhc worship; as a husband and father, he 
was tender and affectionate; as a friend, open, candid, honest and sincere; as a 
neighbor, kind and obliging. Dea. Fiske had an extended acquaintance; being en- 
gaged for many years in the mercantile business. He d. Apr. 23, 1840; res. Upton, 
and was highly respected and esteemed. He d. Apr. 23, 1840; res. Upton, Mass. 

1852. i. DAVID B., b. June 23, 1817; m. Lydia C. Wood. 

1853. ii. HANNAH P., b. Oct. 29, 1818; m. Oct. 26, 1840, George W. 


1854. iii. AL^nRA C, b. Apr. 22, 1820; m. in U., Aug. 22, 1839, Abner G. 


1855. iv. DANIEL E.. b. }*Iar. 4, 1822; m. Harriot Billings. 

1856. V. JOHN MILTON, b. Jan. 17, 1824; d. 1825. 

975. DEA. WILLIAM FISKE (Robert, Daniel, Daniel, Samuel, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Holliston, Mass., 
Nov. 8, 1776; m. Lucy Bradish, b. 1780; d. Dec. 29, i860. He was a farmer, deacon 
in the church, a man of verj' high character and highly esteemed. He d. Dec. 15, 
1862; res. Upton, Mass. 

1857. i. ALBERT WM., b. Jan. 16, 1802. Albert W. Fiske was born in 

Upton, Mass.; fitted for college at Wrentham Academy; gradu- 
ated at Brown University, Providence, R. I., 1829; graduated 
at Andover Theological Seminary, in class 1832; began to 
preach in Alfred, Me., Sept. 30, 1832; after a service of twelve 
years resigned May 12, 1844; began to preach in Scarborough, 
Me., Sept.* 8, 1844; labored three years and three months, clos- 
ing labors Feb. 13, 1848; began to preach in Kittery, Me., May 
12, 1850; was dismissed Apr. i, 1857; began to preach in Penna- 
cook. N. H., Dec. 21, 1856; service six years ten months, eleven 
days; resigned Oct. 16 1863. From his journal is copied the 
following: "'By a kind Heavenly Father's overruhng providence 
my lot has been cast in pleasant places and I have had a goodly 
heritage — been favored with general good health, taken great 
pleasure in the various kinds of pastoral labor, and especially 
enjoyed preaching Christ. To Him I owe an immense debt 
of gratitude for calling me by His grace and spirit and per- 
mitting me to labor so long in the delightful work of the 
Christian ministry. As an humble instrument in His service 

, I will not pretend to say what I may have accomplished by my 

labors; but if any good to the welfare of His kingdom, to Him 
be all the glory." He published a book called "A New Year 
Ofifering." It consisted of miscellaneous articles, poetry and 
prose, and one or two sermons; m. Jan. i, 1833, Mary Davis; 
d. June 2, 1850; m. 2d, June 18, 1851, Mary Ann Whipple, b. 
Oct. 24, 1813; d. May 26, 1896; res. Pennacook, N. H. Ch. : 
George William Fiske, b. Nov. 24, 1833; d. Sept. 28, 1834. Ellen 

Maria, b. July 20, 1835; m. Apr. 12, i860, Shepperd; res. 

Lebanon, N. H. Charles Albert, b. Jan. 12, 1838; res. Green- 
wich, Conn.; he was born in Alfred, Me.; was a graduate of 

! Dartmouth College, and is an artist by profession; he married 

in June 24, 1872, Miss Sarah B. Smith, dau. of Mr. William 
Smith, of Greenwich, Conn., and has two children, a daughter, 
Alice Belcher Fiske, and a son, William Smith Maynard Fiske. 
Henry Bardwell, b. Apr. 19, 1842; d. Nov. 12, 1842. Mary 
Caroline, b. Mar. 26, 1845; d. Mar. 31, 1846. George Whipple, 
b. May 9, 1852; d. Feb. 4, 1876. John William, b. May 24, 1853; 
res. Boston, Mass. Mary Anna, b. July 4, 1855; res. Pennsyl- 
vania. After finishing school she studied music for several 
years, spending one year at the Conservatory in Boston. For 
six years she occupied a nice position as organist and has also 
taught music several years. For the last few years she has 
given her time to the care of her aged father, who difci 
of old age, Dec. 6, 1892. His widow passed away May 26, 1896. 


1858. ii. ELISHA B., b. Feb. 16, 1804: m. Mariani C. Starkweather. 

1859. iii. JUDSON HOPKINS, b. Aug. 30, 1807; d. in 1815. 
i860, iv. CHARLES A., b. Apr. 4. 1811: m. Salina Melita Ward. 

1861. V. GEORGE R., b. Jan. 5, 1821; m. Louisa M. Tyler. 

976. AMASA FISKE (Robert, Daniel, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, Will- 
iam, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Holliston, Mass., Sept. 17, 1780; 

m. . He graduated at Brown University; was a lawyer (see list 

College graduates). He d. Mar. 23, 1847; res. Dover, Vt. 

982. EMMONS HOWARD FISKE (Daniel, Daniel, Daniel, Samuel, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Upton, Mass., May 
10, 1802; m. there, Nov. 12, 1825, Anna Marilla Ward, b. Aug. i, 1805; d. Sept. 14, 
1879. He was a farmer. He d. Apr. 7, 1885; res. Upton, Mass. 

1862. 1. HARRISON LYSANDER, b. Nov. 28, 1828; m. Mary S. Hill. 

1863. ii. HYPOLLITUS CLAUSEN, b. Feb. 3. 1827: m. Philena A. 


1864. iii. CELIA ANN, b. Aug. 7, 1849; m. June 2, 1870, Wm. H. Welling- 

ton; res. Upton, Mass.; one ch. m. Joseph B. Chapin of Hope- 

1865. iv. ADALISA P.. d in 7th year, in Upton. 

1866. V. CORNELIA A., d. in 5th year. 

1867. vi. CALVIN W., d. in 3d year. 

1868. vii. MELITA A., d. in nth year. 1849, in E. Cambridge. 

1869. viii. JONATHAN O., b. June 17, 1844; killed at Newberne, ae. 16. 

1870. ix. FRANCOIS T., d. in 6th year. 

986. JOEL FISK (Benjamin, Benajmin. Daniel, Samuel, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond). b. Upton, Mass., Dec. 17, 1770; 
m. Hannah Turner; res. }iledway, ]\Iass. Among his children was; 

1870H. i. JA:\IES JONES, b. Jan. 14, 1806; m. Rebekah Prouty and 
Miranda Prouty. 

987. CLARK FISKE (Benjamin. Benjamin. Daniel, Samuel, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon. Simon, William, Symond), b. Upton, Mass., Apr. 4, 1778; 
m. there Jan. 27, 1813. Chloe Bradish of Upton, b. Sept. 15, 1783. He d. in U., 
Nov. 10. 183s; res. Shelburre and Uoton, Mass. 

1871. i. LUTHER B., b. Mar. 17, 1814; m. S. N. F. Leonard. 

1872. ii. HARVEY W., b. Jan. 13, 1816; m. Jerusha Adams. 

1873. iii. CHANDLER JUDSON, b. July 17, 1822; d. in U., May 2, 1828. 

992. GALACIUS FISKE (Benjamin. Benjamin, Daniel, Samuel, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Upton, Mass., Apr. 
17, 1788; ni. in Rutland, Mass., May 2, 1816, Mary Brown, b. Mar. 5, 1794; d. in 
Worcester, on Mar. 22, 1890. He was a farmer and miller. He d. in Ludlow, 
Mass.. ]\Iay 30, 1853; res. Shelburne, Mass. 

1874. i. GALACIUS F., b. Jan. 23, 1821; m. Margaret J. Brady, 

1875. ii. SARAH ELIZA, b. Apr. 19, 1824; m. Spunt. She d. 

Sept. 12. 1880. 

1876. iii. OTIS ALPHONZO. b. Nov. 25, 1826; m. Abby S. Gove. 

1877. iv. JULIA ANN MARIA, b. Nov. 24, 1828; m. Apr. 6, 1849, Jere- 

miah Dutton. She d. Oct. 23, 1866. He was b. in Ludlow, 
Mass., Aug. 21, 1823. He d. in Belchertown, Mass., Oct. 23, 
1867; was a farmer. Ch.: Wilbur Fisk Dutton, res. Cleveland, 
Ohio; b. May 5, 1853; m- Nov. 27, 1884. Ora C. Dutton, res. 
Thorndike, Mass.; b. Nov. 11, 1855; m. Sept. 24, 1873, George 
A. Murdock, b. Jan. 19, 1850, is a merchant; ch.; Maude 
Julia Murdock, b. May 2, 1874. Eva Murdock, b. Oct. 25, 1876; 
d. Mar. 9, 1877. Victor Dutton Murdock, b. Jan. 29. 1878. 
Ada Josephine Murdock, b. July 14, 1880. Blanche Nancy 
Murdock, b. May 8, 1883. Florence Adelaide Murdock, b. 
June 20, 1886. Their P. O. add. is Thorndike, Mass., excepting 
^'ictor. who is in Cleveland. Ohio. 

1878. V. SEWALL AUGUSTUS, b. Aug. 3, 1831; m. Mary J. ; 

res. I Dudley Place, Worcester, Mass. He d. Nov. 4, 1887; left 
two sons. Fred and Eugene. 


18/9. vi. HARRIETT ADELIA, b. Jan. 24, 1817; m. Aug. 4, 18—; Edward 
Lucius Ward: res. Worcester, Mass., P. O. box 595. He was 
b. Jan. 13, 1815; d. Apr. 20, 1890. She res. 9 Gardner St., 
Worcester. Ch.: i, Julia Maria Ward Tompkins, b. Mar. 19, 
1846; m. Sept. 19, 1865, in Worcester City and Co., IMass. ; ch. : 
Lucius Warren Tompkins, b. June 9, 1866; m. June 14, 1893; 
one child b. Oct. 4, 1895; name of child Louisa Ward Tomp- 
kins; address of Lucius, 51 May St., Worcester, Mass. Mabelle 
W^ard Tompkins, b. May 8, 1870; d. Aug. 12, 1871. 2, Harriet 
Louisa Ward King, b. Dec. 31, ; m. Dec. 2, 1869, Worces- 
ter City and Co., Mass. 

1880. vii. ALA-RY BURNS, b. Nov. 2, 1818; m. Marshall. She d. 

Sept. 15, 1861; a son, Julius Marshall, res. 36 Newbury St., 
Worcester, Mass. 

1881. viii. FRANCIS WAYLAND, b. May 30, 1838; d. Dec. 27, 1868, from 

effects of wounds in the civil war. 

993. EMORY FISK (Benjamin, Benjamin, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond) ; b. Upton, Mass., June 30, 
i;qo; m. Feb. 26, 1816, Sally Gross; b. Oct. i, 1792; d. June 30, 1866, in Chicopee. 
He was a farmer and millwright. He d. Feb. 11, 1852; res. Enfield, Mass. 

1882. i. ERASTUS CLARK, b. Feb. 2. 1817; d. May 31, 1817. 

1883. ii. GEORGE ARMORY, b. Sept. 29, 1818; m. Caroline H. Merrick. 

1884. iii. SARAH CAROLINE, b. Jan. 21, 1821; m., in 1845, James S. 

Blair. Ch. : Lizzie and Jennie. She d. 1894. Jennie m. 

Buxton, res. Dartmouth St., Springfield, Alass. 

1885. iv. ERASTUS HIRAM, b. July 12, 1823; m. Dency A. Sprout. 

1886. V. CHARLES HORACE, b. Nov. i, 1825; m. Sylvia J. Ward. 

1887. vi. ELIZA ANN, b. Dec. 23, 1829; m. in 1848 John Q. Bailey. She 

d. in 1893. 

1888. vii. MELISSA JANE, b. Feb. 23, 1830; d. Oct. 6, 1839. 

997- JONATHAN FISK (Benjamin, Benjamin, Daniel, Samuel, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Upton, Mass., Aug. 
30, 1794: m. in Upton, 1816, Gratia Wilson, dau. of Samuel; b. Feb. 19, 1797; d. 
July, 1876. He res. in Milford and his death was quite sudden. He d. Nov., 1857; 
res. Milford, Mass. 

1889. i. DAVID ANSON, b. Oct. 16, 1816; m. Handy. 

1890. ii. PAULINE ANN, b. July 23, 1817; m. June 5, 1839, George S. 


1891. iii. BENJAMIN W., b. Jan. 17, 1820; m. Frances Blake of Boston. 

1892. iv. LUCIUS C, b. Aug. 3, 1821; m. Harriett E. Sheperd. 

1893. V. ELIZABETH MELITA, b. Sept., 1823; m. David Saunders. ' 

1894. vi. SARAH JANE, b. Sept., 182s; m. Oct. 5. 1849, Orlando J. Davis. 

1895. vii. JONATHAN EDWIN, b. Oct., 1828; m. Martha Cummings. 

1896. viii. CHARLES AUSTIN, b. Jan.. 1831; res. Upton; unm. 

1897. ix. WILLIAAI PRENTICE, b. June, 1833; m. Marv Hilton. 
i8q8. X. JAMES WOOD, b. Dec, 183s: m. Maria Smith. 

1S99. xi. HENRY P., b. Nov., 1840; m. Jan. i, 1867, Elmira A. Ballard. 

999. HARVEY FISKE (Benjamin, Benjamin, Daniel, Samuel, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Upton, Mass., Jan. 
21, 1797; m. there Mar. 2, 1818. Sophia Warren; b. 1798. Res. Upton, Mass. 

1900. i. MARGERY W.. b. June 15, 1818; m. Sept. i, 1844, George L. 

Wood; res. Upton. 

1901. ii. JULIA W.. b. Nov. 23, 1819; m. Barnabas Snow; res. Ware. 

1902. iii. ANN MARIA, b. June 24, 1821; m. Oct. 12, 1843, Sylvester 

Whitney; b. June 2. 1819; res. U. Ch.: i, Charlotte Marion, b. 
Nov. 5, 1844; m. Nov. 14. 1866. Weaker Bryant Clapp; res. Up- 
ton, IMass. ; ch.: Edwin Blake, b. July 27, 1872. 2, Alfred Lang- 
don, b. Jan. 22, 1848; res. Upton, Mass.; unm. 3, Edward Rice, 
b. Apr. 24, 1851; d. May 7. 1851. 4. Jennie Eveline, b. Apr. 9, 
1858: m. Sept. 26, 1878, Estus Warren Harback; res. Upton; ch. : 
Frank Leonard, b. Jan. 13. 1879: ?klaud Ella. b. July 9, 1880; 


Nellie Alay, b. Aug. 24, 1886; Fred Warren, b. Sept. 7, 1889; 
Charles, b. Nov. 3, 1891; d. July 31, 1852; a son, b. Sept. 7, 1893. 

1903. iv. CHLOE S., b. Alay 15, 1823. 

1904. V. JOSIAH A., b. 1828; d. Aug. 11, 1848. 

1905. vi. HARRIETT P., b. 1835; d. 1835. 

1003. ERAN FISK (Elisha, William, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, Will- 
iam. Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Upton, Mass., May 12, 1800; 
m. June 14, 1825, Sally Wood, b. 1802; d. Jan. 15, 1828; rii. 2nd Apr. i, 1829, Sally 
Whitney, b. Aug. 11, 1801, in Upton, dau. of Amos; d. Jan. 27, 1880. He was a 
carpenter and farmer. He d. Apr. 26, 1885; res. Upton, Mass. 

1906. i. ERAN A., b. June 12, 1826; m. Jane E. Holbrook and Harriett S. 


1907. ii. PPIILO WHITNEY, b. Apr. 5. 1832; m. Nov. 1856 and d. in 

Upton in June, 1879. 

1908. iii. DENNIS TAFT, b. Apr. 7. 1837; m. Calista A. Fiske. 

1909. iv. ELLEN L., b. May 18, 1839; m. Feb.. 1864, Z. B. Grandy, res. 


1910. V. LEONA WOOD, b. Jan. 31, 1842; m. Apr., 1865, J. Augustus 

Goddard; res. Grafton. He was b. Sept. 20, 1836; is a farmer and 
carpenter. Ch. : Maria A. Goddard, b. Feb. 10, 1866; m. Lucius 
R. Dodge of Sutton, Mass., June 18, 1889; P. O. Milford, 
Mass.; Silas B. Goddard, b. Feb. 2, 1868; Arthur F. Goddard, 
b. Aug. 26, 1869; Herbert A. Goddard, b. Mar. 24, 1871; Albert 
H. Goddard, b. Mar. 21, 1875; Bertha Fisk Goddard, b. July 
12, 1879. 

1004. ELISHA FISKE (Elisha, William, Daniel. Samuel, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond). b. Upton, Mass., Apr. 
16, 1802; m. there, Sept. 12, 1826, Hannah F. Forbush, b. May 12, 1808 (Elijah, 
Peter, Samuel, Thomas, Thomas, Daniel). He was a farmer. He d. in Upton; 
res. Upton, Mass. 

1911. i. GEORGE WM., b. July 9, 1837; m. Sarah E. Lackej:. 

1912. ii. BETSEY MARIA, b. Mar. 9, 1827; m. Sept. 10, 1843, Alanson P. 

Rockwood; res. Upton, Mass. 
1913- iii. GILBERT NEWELL, b. Nov. 7, 1839; d. young. 

1005. LEVI FISK (Elisha, William, Daniel, Samuel, William, John, William, 
Robert. Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Upton, Mass., May i, 1804; m. there 
Mar. 16, 1828, Amy Taft, b. Mar. 5, 1802; d. Aug. 16, 1863. He d. in Hopkinton, 
May 30, 1881; res. Uoton, Mass. 

1914. i. MARTHA, b. July 15, 1828; m. Holland E. Forbush, b. Upton, 
Nov. 9, 1824 (Holland, Elijah, Peter. Samuel, Thomas, Thomas, 
Daniel). He d. Feb. 6. 1865; res. Upton, Milford and Hopkin- 
ton, Mass. Ch.: i, Arthur H., b. Jan. 17, 1863; m. Esther 
Worcester; res. Boston, Mass., 181 Devonshire St. 

1015. ii SARAH ELIZABETH, b. Oct. 29, 1830; m. Feb. 17, 1858, Amos 
R. Adams. He is a farmer, was b. Feb. 22, 1830; res. Hopkin- 
ton. Mass. Ch.: Nellie E. Adims, b. Mar. 7, 1859; Emmie J. 
Adams, b. Aug. 18, 1862; d. May 20. 1872: Wilbur F. Adams, 
b. Mar. 6, 1865; m. Oct. 31, 1888, Hattie Phipps; add. 15 Vin- 
sen St., Dorchester, Mass.; Grace Louise Adams, b. Mar. 31, 
1871; m. June 10, 1891, to Geo. O. Wood; add. 333 Park St., 
Dorchester, Mass. 

1916. iii. JANE ALMIRA, b. Scot. 21, 1832. 

1917. iv. MARIETTA ADELAIDE, b. Sept. 23, 1835. 

loio. ADAMS FISKE (Elisha, William. Daniel, Samuel, William, John, Will- 
iam, Robert. Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Upton, Mass., Apr. 19, 1814; m. 
Mar. 23, 1836, Betsey Forbush, b. May 30, 1818. (Herman, David, David, Thomas, 
Thomas. Daniel). Res. Upon. Mass. 

1918. i. WALDO, b. May 30, 1839; d. June 5, 1855. 

1013. JONATHAN STOWE FISKE (David, William, Daniel. Samuel. Will- 
iam, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William. Symond), b. Grafton, Mass., 


June 8, 1808; m. there Mar. 5, 1838, Georgiana Maria Keith, b. Aug, 19, 1803; d. 
Aug. 21, 1851. Was a farmer and prominent citizen. He d. Apr. 9, 1872; res. Graf- 
ton, Mass. 

1919. i. SARAH JANE, b. Dec. 22, 1838; m. Mar. i, 1864, Henry Keith 

Southwick; d. s. p., 1864, and is buried in Providence, R. I. 

1920. ii. DAVID L., b. July 19, 1840; m. Ella Williams. 

1921. iii. REBECCA ANN K., b. Jan. 15, 1843; m. Apr. 7, 1869, Orlando 

J. Davis; res. Upton. She d. Mar. i, 1877, a son, Irving H., 
res. Hopedale, Mass. 

1922. iv. DORINDA LOUISA, b. Aug. 27, 1845; m. Jan. 21, 1874, Charles 

Henry Ballard; res. East Charlemont, Mass. 

1014. WILLIAM ADAMS FISKE (David, William, Daniel, Samuel, Will- 
iam, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Upton, Mass., 
Sept 30, 1810; m. at Chester, Vt., May 16, 1854, Mary Jane Heald, b. Sept. 16, 1834. 
He was a far.mer. He d. Feb. 17, 1875; res. Grafton, Mass. 

1923. i. HARRY EDWARDS, b. x\pr. 17, 1865; m. in Somerville, Mass., 

Apr. 4, 1888, Ella M. Beckwith, b. May 30, 1868. He is a 
seedsman; s. p.; add. 34 So. Market St., Boston, Mass. 

1924. ii. WILLIE EUGENE, b. Nov. 25, 1856; m. Frances Hedstrom. 

1017. DAVID ALLEN FISK (David, William, Daniel, Samuel, William, 
John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Simond), b. Shelburne, Mass., 
Feb. 15, 1819; m. at Buckland, Sept. 5, 1850, Caroline Forbes Smith, b. Nov. 10, 
1823; d. Jan. 2;^, 1891. He is a farmer, cooper and stock dealer; res. Shelburne, 

PRESTON ERVING, b. June 15, 1857; d. ae. 4- 

ELISHA SMITH, b. Apr. 11. 1853; P. O. Waitsfield, Vt. 

LYDIA LOUISE, b. 1855; d. ae. 4 years. 

WILLIAM ALLEN, b. Sept. 21, 1857: P. O. Stamford, Conn. 

LYDIA LOUISE, b. Dec. 13, 1859- 

TWIN BOYS, one still born, 1861; one d. ae. 4- 

CARRIE ESTHER, b. Jan. 12, 1863; P. O. Shelburne, Mass. 

1023. ALEXANDER FISK (Josiah, Josiah. Daniel, Samuel, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Upton, Mass., Nov. 29, 1789; 
m. in Chesterfield, Mary Fisk, his cousin, b. 1795; d. Shelburne Falls, Mass., in Aug. 
1840. He was a farmer, carpenter and carriage builder and d. at Island Pond, Vt. 
He d. Aug. 20, 1877; res. Shelburne and Colerain, Mass. 

1932. i. MARY ANN, b. in New York State, Feb. 21, 1812; d. in Shel- 

burne, Apr. 19, 1813. 

1933. ii. HORACE L., b. Oct. 3, 1813: m. Emily E. Gumming. 

1934. iii. MARIANNA, b. Dec. 21, 1815; m. Brigham M. Savage. They 

were m. in 1840 in Shelburne Falls, Mass. She d. in Inde- 
pendence, la., in 1890, s. p. He is living. 

1935. iv. EMELY AURELIA, b. Apr. 6, 1817: m. Pettis. They had 

five children. She d. in Stanstead Plains, near Derby Line, Vt, 
in 1870. 

BETSY F., b. May 10, 1819; d. June 4, 1819. 

HANNAH E., b. June 24, 1820; d. May 10, 1826. 

SAMUEL W., b. Nov. 29, 1823: m. Lucina Pierce. 

HANNAH ELIZABETH, b. Mar. 31, 1827: d. Feb. 11, 1829. 

JOHN GOODALE, b. July 12, 1825; d. May 13, 1826. 

JOHN GOODALE, b. Sept. i, 1831; m. Sarah Jane Horn. 

ELZORA DARLISKA, b. ; m. William Havens at Spen- 
cer, Mass. She d. about 1872 and left a daughter, Mary, who 
m. John Cunningham, and resided near Worcester, Mass. 
1943. xii. DIANTHA ELIZABETH, b. ; m. Simon Graves of Wor- 
cester, Mass. They had two children, Charles and Willie. 

1027. HON. ISAIAH FISKE (Amos, Daniel. Samuel, Joseph, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Swanzey, Mass., Sept. 6, 
1763; m. Mar. 2, 1786, Hannah Bacon. Her grandfather Bacon, with his brother, 
came from England. The brother. Rev. Jacob Bacon, was the pastor of the church 




























at Plymouth, 2^Iass. Her mother's name was Willbur. She was a lineal descendant 
of Rev. Samuel JNIann, the tirst minister of the town of Wrentham, mentioned in 
Barber's Historical Collections of Mass. (Judge Fisk was born in Swansea, Mass., 
and was descended in both lines troni mar nobie class ot men who sought on 
"the wild New England shore" "freedom to worship God." There has been a 
tradition in the family that Benjamin Fisk, a brother of the great-grandfather of the 
subject of this sketch, was governor of the colony of Connecticut, but this has not 
been substantiated. A strong family likeness has always existed among the Rhode 
Island Fisks. In early life he resided m Rhode Island, but subsequently moved 
to Guilford, Vermont, a town which adjoined Brattleboro, where his father had 
some time before purchased land. By an unfortunate business venture he lost 
his patrimony, but by industry and frugality he accumulated sufficient for the 
purchase of new land in the interior of the State. He accordingly settled in Lyn- 
don, Caledonia county, within 40 miles of the Canada line. In tnat county he ever 
after resided, respected and beloved by all who knew him. He received re- 
peated proofs of the conhdence of his leliow citizens, lining various important 
civil offices. Isaiah Fisk was one of the assistant judges of Caledonia county 
court, 1807, 1809, 1810, 181 1, 1812. Chief judge of Caleaonia county court, i8it), 
1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822; then the ottice was more important than it is 
now, under the revised constitution. He was a presidential elector from Ver- 
mont in 181 7 and a delegate in the convention that nominated James Monroe 
for President. Isaiah Fisk was a member of the general assembly of Vermont for 
the following years from Lyndon, Vermont, Caledonia county: 1803, 1804, 1813, 
1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1821, 1823. Besides these he filled various local 
offices involving more care and responsibility than emolument. Twice he was 
elected to the council of censors, which was then composed of thirteen mem- 
bers, chosen once in seven years, by a general vote. Its province was to revise 
all the official acts of the Legislature, executive and judiciary departments, dur- 
ing the past seven years, with power to send for persons, papers and records. 
It could pass censure, order impeachments and recommend the Legislature to re- 
peal unconstittitional laws. Such a tribunal was a very important one. Judge Fisk 
remained comparatively poor where many wouici have amassea a tortune. It was 
his maxim that no man ought to enrich himself on the spoils of the public, 
a maxim which through life he carried to a romantic extreme. With his wife he 
early became a member of the church and took an active interest in it. Mrs. Fisk 
was very assiduous in impressing tipon the minds of her children the principles 
of Christianity. He d. June 7, 1859; res. Brattleboro, Lyndon and Charlestown, Vt. 
1943'/^. i. DAUGHIKR, b. ; m. and had children. 

1944. ii. WILBUR, b. Aug. 31, 1^92; m. Miss R. Peck. 
i944>/'-iii. ISAIAH, b. ; d. ae. 4. 

1037. ABRAHAM FISK (Ephraim, Joseph, Samuel, Joseph, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Providence R. I.; m. 1790, 
Mary Brown. He d. Mar. 14, 1855; res. Cherry Valley, N. Y. 

1945. i. ORIN M., h. Apr. 25, 1807; m. Sarah A. Cooper and Roxanna 


1946. ii. OBADIAH, b. ; d. unm. 

1947. iii. JESSE, b. ■ — ; d. unm. 

1948. iv. CHARLES, b. — : d. unm. 

1949. V. DARIUS b. . 

1950. vi. LYDIA, b. : m. Harris Lascelles. 

1040. CAPT. BENJAMIN BIGFORD FISKE (Ephraim, Joseph, Samuel, 
Joseph, William, John, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William Symond), b. 
Killingly, Conn., Nov. 2, 1794; m. there Apr. 12, 1816, Lydia Aldrich; b. Killingly, 
Conn., Apr i, 1796; d. Mar. 2, 1879. She m. 2d William Smith. Benjamin B. 
Fisk was born in Killingly. Conn., where he learned the trade of a blacksmith. 
Having mastered his trade, he was soon afterward united in marriage to Lydia 
Aldrich. She came of Welsh descent, and in her veins flowed somewhat a sturdy 
feeling and marked courage and the unfailing will that her ancestors knew. In 
the fall of 1822, with his wife and two babies, he left Killingly for Livingston Co., 
New York. There he was a blacksmith, wagon l>uilder and general mechanic for 
the country round about. IMuscular and willing, equipped with fine physique, he did 
not shrink from hard toil. His shops 1:)ecame a source of mechanical supplies for 


farmers all up and down the valley. As a citizen he acquired local repute as a 
man of intelligence, enterprise and character. He was the captain of the militia, 
and was deferred to as a leading spirit in town affairs. He finally moved to Clinton, 
]Mich., where he died after a short illness. He d. Sept. 28. 1832; res. Killingly, 
Conn., Greigsville, N. Y.. and Clinton, Alich. 

1951. i. CYRUS B., b. Nov. 29, 1871; m. Miss Powell. 

1952. ii. LEANDER, b. Killingly, Conn., Jan. 22, 1820; m. in Clinton, Dec. 

10, 1857, Fannie Wilson Ellis, b. Mar. 4, i82i;res. s. p., 671 3d St. 
Oakland, Cal. His life has not been a very eventful one. Born 
in 1820 in Connecticut, in 1821 or 1822, his parents moved to the 
State of New York, Livingston Co., town of York; in 1830 
they moved to Michigan (Clinton, Lenawee Co), where in 
winter times he went to school three months, in summer 
worked out, sometimes driving from six to ten yoke of cat- 
tle before what was called a breaking-up plow. His father 
died in 1832, leaving his mother with six boys, the eldest only 
14 years old. He went to a trade when he was 15 years old 
(fanning mill making). He worked at that until he was about 
22, at which time he was elected constable and served one 
year. In 1843 he went into a store, where he worked until 
1847, at which time he enlisted in the ist regiment of Michi- 
gan Volunteers, and w^ent to Mexico, where he remained until 
the close of the war. He returned to Detroit, got an hon- 
orab.c discharge, made his way back to Clinton and went into 
business. Gold was discovered in California and he got the 
fever and in 1853 he crossed the plains to California, where 
he has wandered up and down for nearly forty-three years. 
He ha^ been in the mines where he did mining and kept a 
trading post. He has been well off and has been poor. He 
has had the sciatica and a stroke of paralysis, also had a stroke 
of footpads two years ago, which came very near killing him. 
He is drawing a pension for service in the Mexican war. 

1953. iii. HORACE A., b. Feb. 16, 1825; m. Jane N. Brown. 
1954- iv. CLINTON B., b, Dec. 8, 1828; m. Janette A. Crippen. 

1955. v. BENJAMIN W., b. Apr. 20, 1831; d. June 21, 1840. 

1956. vi. WELCOME V., b. June 29, 1822; m. Amanda Vaughn and Mary 

1043. SAMUEL FISK (Isaac, Joseph, Samuel, Joseph, William, John, Will- 
iam, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Johnston, R. I., Apr. 4, 1797; 
m. June 16, 1822, Sally Stone Kent, b. June i. 1799; d. May 2^, 1889. Samuel Fiske 
was b. Apr. 4, 1797. in Johnston, R. I.: lived there wath the exception of one year, 
1828, until 1840; lived in Cranston, R. I., until i860, from there to Warwick, where 
he died in 1863. He was a farmer always. He d. in Cranston, Aug. 2, 1863; res. 
Providence, R. I. 

1957. ii. MARY ANN, b. Jan. i, 1825; m. July 5, 1853, H. W. Patt: m. 2d, 

June 16, 1862, Hardin Smith. He d. . She res, 68 Vernon 

St., Providence, R. I. Ch. : i. Marietta C, b. Feb. 24, 1855; m. 

Gardiner; res. Cor. Vinton and Vernon Sts., Providence. 

R. I. 

1958. i. E. ARNOLD, b. May 16, 1823; m. Mary E. Battev. 

1959. iii. JOSEPH B., b. Mar. 20, 1827; m. Eliza A. Pike. 
i960, iv. ISAAC, b. Feb. 4, 1830; m. Abby Burke. 

1961. V. JOHN C, b. Nov. 10, 1831; m. Rachel Thompson and Jemima 


1962. vi. PHEBE ELIZA, b. Apr. 17, 1839; m. Sept. 6, 1870. Charles W. 

Whitfield of New York. She d. Dayton, O., Nov., 1891. Ch.: 
I, Libbie, b, Aug. 28, 1872; m. Nov. 29, 1893, Bert Paxtun; 2, 
George: 3, Forrest. 

1963. vii. MARIA KNIGHT, b. July 7, 1840: m. May. 1866, Joseph F. 

Esten: res. Rockland, R. I. Ch.: i, Grace, b. Oct. 31. 1872; 2, 
Carrie F., b. Sept, 16, 1S76.. 

1964. viii. ALBERT W.. b. Nov. 26, 1842: m. Olive Kenyon. 

1965. ix. ALBERT C, b. June 11, 1837: d. ^lar. 5. 1838. 


1044. DR. ISAAC FISKE (Isaac, Joseph, Samuel, Joseph, WiUiam, John, 
WilHani, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Johnston, R. I., Alar. 15, 
1791; m. at Swansey, July 10, 1835, Anna Robinson, dau. of Gideon, now deceased, 
and Patience, now wife of Oliver Chase, of Fall River; at the time of his marriage 
he was of Scituate, R. I., and was married in Swansey according to the Friends' 
record. She was b. July 5, 1808, and d. Dec. 27, 1889. He was b. in Johnston, R, 
I., and died in Fall River in his 82d year. He received a liberal education for 
those days and early studied medicine, but did not practice until late in life. He 
was a fine penman and very fond of travel and taught penmanship in many places 
in the United States, largely to see the country. At the time of his marriage in 
1835 he purchased a farm in Scituate, R. i., where he kept a private school, with a 
few day scholars, but mostly boarders. This school was patronized mostly by 
Friends and Quakers, who sent their sons there to be fitted for college or for a bet- 
ter education than could be obtained in the public schools in those days. In 
1845 he decided to discontinue his school and practice medicine in Fall River. 
He was a practicing physician in that city for 25 years, highly esteemed by every 
one and very successful in his profession. He and his wife continued members 
of the Society of Friends till death and were noted for a large exercise of the 
old-fashioned style of genuine hospitality. No relative or friend of the family was 
ever allowed to go to a hotel when visiting Fall River, and Dr. Fiske's house was 
a rendezvous for the Abolitionist or escaping slave, and the Boston "Liberator," 
Garrison's paper, came to him as long as it was published. He left a homestead 
and quite a little property. He d. June 2, 1873; res. Fall River, Mass. 

1966. i. GEORGE R., b. Jan. 18, 1837; m. Mary A. Anthony. 

1967. ii. ANNA ROBINSON, b. Apr. 8, 1844; m. June 20, 1876, Harry 

Theodore Harding; res. Truro, Nova Scotia. 

1968. iii. ISAAC GIDEON, b. Oct. 18, 1838; d. Apr. 2, 1840. 

1969. iv. ISAAC, Jr., b. Nov. 28, 1841; d. Mar. 25, 1843. 

1045. JOSEPH FISKE (Isaac, Joseph, Samuel, Joseph, William, John, Will- 
iam, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Johnston, R. I., Oct. 29, 1785; 
m. there 1804, Roby Baker, b. 1780; d. Aug. 28, 1823, in Centrcville, O.; m. 2d, 
in Centreville, Mary Robbins; d. Sept. 6, 1833; m. 3d, in Miamisburg, O., Maria 
Goddard, d. s. p.; m. 4th, Maria Hall, d. s. p. He was a blacksmith by trade. He 
d. Apr. 30, 1864; res. Providence, R. I., Bordentown, N. J., Centreville and Miamis- 
burg, O. 

1970. i. NATHAN PURSER, b. Dec. 6, 1806; m. Mrs. Rebecca (White- 

hill) Cowan and Margaret K. Tate. 

1971. ii. ISAAC, b. Oct. 13. 1815; d. unm.; was chief engineer on a man- 

of-war, in U. S. N. 

1S72. iii. AUGUSTUS, b. ; he m. and d. s. p. in Miamisburg, O. 

1973- iv. SHELDON FENNER, b. Jan. 26, 1825; m. Sarah Hurd. 
1974. V. DE WITT CLINTON, b. Jan. 12, 1828; d. ae. 25, unm. 
1975- vi. SAMUEL R., b. July 4, 1830; m. Sarah J. Aliller. 

1976. vii. ELVIRA F., b. Alay 3, 1833; m. Sept. 19, 1867, George Truman; 

res. Spring Valley, O. He was b. Mar. i, 1833. Is a hard- 
ware merchant. Ch.: i, Minnie Truman, b. June 14, 1868; d. 
Oct. 13, 1875; 2, Joseph Llewellyn Truman, b. Feb. 19, 1870; 
P. O. Columbus, O., 931 Atchison St.; 3, Abigail Cora Truman, 
b. Mar. 5, 1874; d. Dec. 5, 1876. 

1977. viii. WILLIAM, d. young. 

1978. ix. ABBY ANN, d. young. 

1979. X. JOHN, d. young. 

1980. xi. ELIZA, d. young. 

1981. xii. JULIA ANN, d. young. 

1982. xiii. ANN SMITH, d. young. 

1983. xiv. MARIETTA, d. young. 

1046. BENJAMIN FISKE (Isaac, Joseph. Samuel. Joseph, William. John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond). b. Johnston, R. I., 1794; m. 
Polly Van Der Marke: res. Oswego, N. Y. 

1984. i. JOHN, b. . 

1985. ii. BENJAMIN, b. . 

1986. iii. CALEB I., b. . 

1047. ARNOLD FISKE (Isaac, Joseph, Samuel, Joseph, William, 

William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Johnston, R. I., Feb. 28, /p-i/,. J-^ L 

1777; m. in Ne\v_Zealan4, Mary A. Bunker, dau. of Capt. Bunker. He raised ^ 'n^o -•'C*^"^ ' 

quite a family, but there has been no correspondence or other intercourse with OiJI^k.SljL*^^iJL 

his family and connection there for many years. I have seen a letter from him 1 /• ^ /v' 

dated Hobart Town, Van Deiman's Land, June 29, 1816, in which he speaks of '^ .o»'r. 

having a wife (a dau. of a Capt. Bunker) and three children; res. New Castle, New ^ Gk*m PytC^<^ 

South Wales. ^^ 

1049. EDMOND FISKE (Isaac, Joseph, Samuel, Joseph, William, John, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. R. I. Apr. 16, 1787; m. in 
Johnston, R. I., May 11, 1808-9, Abby Bro'wn. He went to sea in 1830. A grand- 
son, James B., res. 989 Westminster St., Providence, R. I. Res. Johnston and 
Providence, R. I. 

1987. i. HENRY, b. • ; m. and res. Providence; had a son James. 

1988. ii. WILLIAM, b. July 18, 1809. 

1989. iii. AMY, b. . 

1990. iv. MARIETTA, b. . 

1052. DANIEL FISKE (Isaac, Joseph, Samuel. Joseph, William, John, Will- 
iam, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. R. I., June 24, 1779; m. Polly 
Horton, dau. of Lyman Horton; res. South Scituate. R. I., and , Conn. 

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iii. BARBARA, b. . 

iv. PHEBE, b. . 

V. ARVILLA, b. . 

vi. MARCY, b. . 

vii. MARY, b. — . 

viii. JULIETTE, b. 

res. in the west. 














DAVID, b. Nov. 12, 1782; m. Lidia'Bugbee. 
JOHN, b. Aug. 4, 1778; m. Eunice Bugbee. 
JAMES, b. Aug. 21, 1780; m. Hannah Green. 
AZUBAH, b. Oct. 29, 1785; m. Faulkner. 

She d. Mar. 

1056. JOHN FISK (John, John, John, John, Nathaniel, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Worcester, Mass., Aug. 16, 1749; m. Aug. 30, 
1777, Irena Buck, b. Aug. 26, 1754; d. in 1850, in Ellington, N. Y. 
He was born in Worcester, Mass., and d. in Brookfield, N. Y. His death 
was caused by a tree falling upon him on his premises, situate on lot 17, in the 
19th township, town of Brookfield, N. Y. He was the eldest son in his father's 
family and in accordance with the family custom, was named after his father, 
whose name was John. He m. Irena Buck. They lived in York State during 
the Revolutionary war with England, at Crown Point, on Lake Champlain. The 
date of their leaving Worcester, Mass., and moving into York State I do not know. 
John was a commissary in the U. S. army. Just before the close of the war his 
dwelling house and outbuildings were burned by the enemy. After the war 
closed he sold or traded his place and moved back east. Some traditional accounts 
of him say he did not go back to Massachusetts, but settled in Connecticut and 
lived there until 1797, when he, with his family, removed back into the State 
of New York and settled in the town of Brookfield, N. Y. After the death of her 
husband. Mrs. Fisk lived with her son, David Fisk, in the town of Brookfield until 
1840, when she went to Ellington, N. Y., and lived the remainder of her life with 
her grandson, James Fisk. She died there. He d. July 4, 1802; res. Worcester, 
Mass., Brookfield. N. Y. 

23, i86g, in Brookfield, N. Y., leaving a large family. 
JONATHAN, b. Apr., 1790, d. in infancy. 
SALLY, b. Feb. 12, 1792; d. in 1825. 
OLIVE, b. Oct., 1788; m. Fairbanks; res. E'lington, N. 

Y. Had a large family. 

1057. WILLIAM FISKE (William, John, John, John, John, Nathaniel, Will- 
iam, Robert, Simon. Simon, William, Symond), b. Worcester, Mass., Mar. 13, 1777; 
m. in Worcester. Aug. 4, 1799, Dolly Wellington, b. 1780. She d. in Heath, 


Mass., Oct. 28, 1840, and after her death he m. again, but the 2d wife d. s. p. He was 
born in Worcester, and by the death of his father at an early age was left with 
his mother's relatives. The widow soon married again and resided in XVorcester, 
where he spent his boyhood days. Soon after his marriage he took up his present 
residence in Heath. He was twice married and had 12 children. He d. Dec. 25, 
1862; res. Heath, Mass. 

2006. i. JAMES, b. Apr. 5, 1805; m. Maria Nichols. 

2007. ii. BETSEY, b. Mar. 7, 1803; m. Dec. 19, 1830, Joseph Hilton Dow, 

b. Epping, N. H., May 27, 1803, d. in Charlton, Mass., Aug. 
29, 1880. He was a farmer. Ch. : i, Amanda Fisk Dow, b. 
Aug. 14, 1832; d. June 19, 1850; 2, Daniel Webster Dow, b. 
Nov. 18, 1835; 3, Eleanor Emerson Dow, b. May 13, 1837; 
m. July, 1856; res. Oceanus, Fla. ; 4, Ellen Mandana Dow, b. 
Oct. 26, 1838; m. June, 1858; res. Fitchburg, Mass.; 5, William 
Hihon Dow, b. Nov. 18, 1840; m. July, 1863; d. Feb. 12, 1875; 
6, Louisa Allen Dow, b. July 8, 1834; m. Nov. 17, 1856, Reuben 
Wallin, b. Aug. 4, 1831; res. Harriman, Tenn. Ch. : Mortimer 
Fisk Dow Wallin, b. May 20, 1866; m. May 27, 1891; P. O. 
Harriman, Tenn. 

2008. iii. DOROTHY CHARLOTTE, b. Apr. 14, 1818; m. in 1842,- Aard 

Hale; res. Waterloo, la. He was b. Sept. 8, 1818; d. Jan. 2, 1884; 
was a farmer. Ch.: Ellen Maria Hall, b. Sept. 20, 1843; m. Sept. 
20, 1865; d. 1893. Augusta Jane, b. Oct. 21, 1845; m. Oct.21,1869, 
Waterloo. Arthur William, b. July 7, 1847; m. Dec. 31, 1864; 
res. North Amherst, Mass. Boardman Judson, b. 1849; m. June 
2, 1879, Waterloo, la. Charlene Fisk, b. May 26, 1851; m. May 
1879, Waterloo, la. Charlene Fisk, b. May 26, 1851; m. May 
20, 1879; d. May i, 1883. Frank Fayette, b. Apr. 20, 1853; m. 
Jan. 29, 1873; res. Waterloo. Cyrus Emerson, b. Jan. 24, 1856; 
m. Oct. 23, 1889; res. Waterloo. Frederick, b. May 9, 1858; 
m. Dec. 31. 1891: d. Oct. 22, 1894: a teacher in the college Los 
Angeles, Cal. 

JOSEPH E., b. Feb. 12, 181 1; m. Rebecca A. Shattuck. 

WILLIAM BOYDEN, b. Dec. 25, 1799: d. imm. 1840. 

DOLLY, b. Sept. 29, 1801; d. May 2, 1810. 

MARY, b. Mar. 14, 1809; m. 1832, Samuel Hall. She d. Water- 
loo, la., in 1879. 
viii. LEVI, b. Feb. 17, 1813; d. Sept. 3, 1823. 

SAMUEL CLARK, b. Dec. i, 1815; m. Abigail Wait. 

CYRUS KINGSBURY, b. Jan. 22, 1820; m. Isabel Boyd. 

JOHN SAWYER, b. Nov. 2, 1822. In 1865 he was unm., and 
res. at 26 Fourth Ave., New Yoriv City, N. Y. 

1060. JAMES FISK (John, John, John, John, Nathaniel, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Worcester, Mass., Aug. 17, 1757; m. Apr. 12, 
1789, Azubah Moore; res. Worcester, Mass. and Shutesburj^, Mass. 

2017. i. JAMES, b. . He res. in Shutesbury, Mass. 

1061. SAMUEL FISK (John, John, John, John, Nathaniel, William, Robert, 
Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Worcester, Mass., Jan. 29, 1759', m. Olive 
; m. 2d, Priscilla ; res. Worcester and Shutesbury, Mass. 

2018. i. LUCY, b. Oct. 22, 1792; m. in Shutesbury Peter Stowell, b. Dec. 

23, 1790; d. Sept. 24, 1868; was a farmer. She d. Jan. 28, 1871. 
Ch.: I, Samuel H., b. Feb. 16, 1821; m. Sept. 9, 1846, Mary A. 
Chandler, b. Aug. 22, 1824; res. New Salem, Mass.; is a farmer; 
ch.: Estella M., b. Nov. i, 1853; m. Billings; P. O. ad- 
dress, Gilbertville, Mass. Edwin F., b. July 19, 1857; P. O. ad- 
dress, New Salem. Ellen F., b. July 19, 1857; d. Fel). 20, 1891. 
Dwight A., b. Aug. 2, 1859; P. O. address, New Salem. 2, 
Franklin, b. Apr. 15, 1818; d. Aug., 1895. A son, Willard D., 
res. Leverett, Mass. 

2019. ii. BETSEY, b. Apr. 27, 1794; m. Apr. 15, 1823, Joseph Nourse of 

Shrewsbury. He was b. Jan. 9, 1791, and d. in Princeton, Mass. 





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She d. Aug. 2-], 1834. Ch.: Lucy A. Nourse, b. Feb. 12, 1824; 
m. May 11, 1848, Albert Bennett, b. Oct. 11, 181 1; d. Feb. 12, 
1888; she res. in Hubbardston, Mass.; ch.: Abbie Bennett, b' 
Apr. 27, 1849; m. Seth P. Hale Dec. 3, 1867; d. Mar. 8, 1888. 
Emeline E. Nourse, b. Sept. 26, 1826; m. June, 1853, Edward 

Knight, and 2d, Edwards; she d. Apr. 6, 1883; a dau. 

is Emma L. Jenkins of Milford, Mass. Caroline M. Nourse, 
b. Oct. 29, 1828; m. John D. Ames; res. Binghamton, N. Y. 
Mary C. Nourse, b. July 7, 1830; d. Apr. 16, 1867; William H. 
Nourse, b. Oct. 23, 1832. 

2020. iii. SARAH, b. Mar. 18, 1797. 

2021. iv. JOHN. b. Apr. 22, 1801; m. Sally Nourse. 

2022. V. OLIVE, b. May 2.6, 1803. 

1067. JONAS FISK (Jonathan, John, John, John, Nathaniel, William, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Worcester, Mass., Sept. 27, 1767; m. at 
Wendell, 1790, Matilda Leach, b. Mar. 2, 1770, at Hardwick, Mass.; d. Apr. 5, 1847, 
at Wendell; dau. of Ensign Lemuel Leach, by his wife Rebecca Washburn. Mr. 
Fisk was a farmer. He d. Dec. i, 1850; res. Wendell, Mass. 

2023. i. JOSEPH, b. Apr. 25, 1791; m. Martha Willis. 

2024. ii. MARTIN, b. Apr. 8, 1795; m. Priscilla Leach. 

2025. iii. REBECCA, b. Apr. 2, 1797; d. July 13, 1856. 

2026. iv. STEPHEN, b. July 15, 1799; m. Elmira Johnson and Elcey 


2027. V. LYMAN, b. Mar. 26, 1800; d. Wendell, Jan. 10, 1892. He was 

prominent in town afifairs, and represented Wendell in the Leg- 
islature in 1846, and was a member of the Constitutional Con- 
vention in 1S53. 

2028. vi. ARTEMAS, b. Apr. 3, 1802; m. Susan Williams. 

1069. DANIEL FISK (Jonathan, John, John, John, Nathaniel, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. June 26, 1772, in Worcester, Mass.; 
m. Dorcas Sanders, b. Aug. 28, 1772; d. Feb. 8, 1822, in Veteran, N. Y. He d. in 
Albany, N. Y., July 25, 1810; res. Wendell, Mass. 

2029. i. JABEZ, b. June 3, 1794; m. Catherine Ten Brook. 

2030. ii. ABIJAH, b. Nov. 11, 1795; m. Henrietta Hughes. 

2031. iii. JOSEPH, b. ; descendants res. Citronella, Ala. 

1071. CAPT. ZEDEKIAH FISK (Daniel, John, John, John, Nathaniel, 
William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Waltham, Mass., July 23, 
1763; m. in Wendell, Dec. 29, 1785, Lucy Sweetser, b. in Wendell Sept. 14, 1764; 
d. in Wendell Apr. 3, 1835. He was b. in Waltham, moved to Wendell, m. there, 
followed farming, enlisted in the Revolutionary army when 16 years of age. It is 
stated by his descendants that he was one of the guard who watched Andre and 
saw him executed, and how sorry he was to see such a fine young fellow suffer 
such a fate. ("I have tried to find confirmation of this in historical documents but 
have never yet discovered any list of the persons concerned in guarding Andre 
from the time of his capture to his execution." R. A. Smith, Washington, D. C.) 
Was later Captain in the State militia. He had a pension granted him which, 
however, was suspended Aug. i, 1820, and regranted Sept. 4. 1832. His wife was the 
daughter of Capt. Henry Sweetser and Lucy Johnson. They resided in Wendell 
and took an active part in organizing the first church there; he was a farmer 
and his ancestor Seth came from England and settled in Charlestown, Mass. He d. 
Aug. 5, 1844; res. Wendell, Mass. 

2032. i. LUCY, b. Oct. 16, 1794; m. July 20, 1818, Otis Gunn, b. July 12. 

1793; d. Nov. 28, 1878; she d. Aug. 31, 1837. They lived and 
died in Montague, Mass.; she lived to be nearly 93 years of age, 
and was a representative woman and an honor to her Creator. 
Although she was slight and petite, she was possessed of won- 
derful vitality and her whole life was spent in a desire to do 
good. No call for sympathy or aid was ever, passed by un- 
heeded, whatever sacrifice to herself. 

Otis Gunn was born in Montague upon a farm ; kept hotel 
several years at Granite Corner, now Miller's Falls, in Mon- 


tague; went tipon the old homestead farm more than 60 years 
ago and lived there most of the time until his death Nov. 28, 
1878. He was noted for great kindness and benevolence and as 
one who truly loved his neighbor as himself. 

They res. Montague, Mass. Ch. : i, Erastus Fisk Gunn, b. Aug. 
21, 1819; m. Nov. 12, 1846, Nancy Bardwell, b. Aug. 27, 1818; d. 
May 7, 1859; res. Montague, Mass. He is a farmer and trial 
justice; ch.: Charles Bardwell Gunn, b. Sept. 20, 1847; m. Addie 
Cutter Freeman, Feb. 15, 1876; P. O. address Colorado Springs, 
Colo. George Ransom Gunn, b. Oct. 18, 1849; d. Oct. 26, 1889; 
unm. Mary Cayton Gunn, b. Nov. 28, 1851; m. Aug. 27, 1873, 
to Charles Orville Sawyer; P. O. address Orange Mass. Frank 
F. Gunn,b. Nov. 19, 1853; d. Dec. 30, 1853. Alice Parsons Gunn, 
b. Jan. 5, 1855; m. Jan. i, 1S80, to Frank O. Johnson; P. O. add. 
7 Bulfinch St., Boston, Mass. Frank B. Gunn, b. Nov. 29, 
1857; d. Mar. 18, 1859. 2, Ira Arms Gunn, b. Nov. 21, 1821; d. 
Nov 6, 1839. 3, George Rodney Gunn, b. Mar. 5, 1824; d. May 
30, 1825. 4, Lucy Ann Gunn, b. May 16, 1826; d. Aug. 27, 1841. 
5, Otis Berthonde Gunn, b. Oct. 29, 1828; m. in Spencerport, N. 
v., Dec. 15, 1853, Mary Helen Crosby, b. Aug. 26, 1831. Otis 
Berthonde Gunn was born in Montague, Franklin County, 
]\Iass., Oct. 29, 1828; attended district school and high school 
in Montague and in Prescott, Mass.; later at Williston Semi- 
nary, Easthampton, Mass. ; taught school one year in Penn., 
near Harrisburgh, and one winter in Montague; began railway 
service in 1848 upon the Vermont and INIass. R. R. at Miller's 
Falls, Mass.; was rodman at Brattleboro; then was leveler at 
Greenfield; was assistant engineer on the Rochester and Niag- 
ara branch of the N. Y. Cent. R. R. In the spring of 1853, 
when 24 years old, was appointed division engineer of the 7th 
division of the Wabash R. R. from Lafayette, Ind., to the 111. 
State Line. In 1857 moved to Kansas; was State Senator from 
Wyandotte County in 1861 and 1862; was appointed in 1861 on 
Governor Robinson's stafif as chief engineer of the Kansas State 
Militia; later was appointed major of the 4th Kansas Volun- 
teers; served six months and resigned to become engineer of 
the Kansas Pacific Railroad Company. In 1863 was appointed 
chief engineer of what is now the Central branch of the Union 
Pacific Railroad. In 1868 he was appointed superintendent of 
the road. In 1869 was appointed chief engineer of the Missouri, 
Kansas & Texas Railroad Company, and built about 900 miles 
of that road. In 1875 built the railway bridge across the Mis- 
souri River at Atchison. In 1878 was chief engineer of the 
Kansas Central Railroad Company. In 1879-80 was chief en- 
gineer of the Southern Kansas Railroad Company. In 1881 
was contractor on the Kansas Central Railroad, and in 1882 
contractor on the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad, and in 1885-86 
contractor on the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1889 was city 
engineer of Kansas City, Mo.; since then retired from business-. 
Of five children two are deceased. The elder daughter is the 
wife of the auditor of the Southern California Railroad Corn- 
married and lives in San Francisco, Cal. The son is a promi- 
nent architect and is superintendent of the new custom house 
and postoffice building now being erected in Kansas City to 
cost $1,200,000; res. Kansas City, Mo.; was major in the late 
war; ch.: Charles Henry Gunn, b. Apr. 24, 1855; d. Mar. 19, 
1880. Vara Helen Gunn, b. Oct. 6, 1857. Lucy Isabella Gunn, 
b. July 10, 1863: d. Mar. 12, 1865. Frederick Crosby Gunn, b. 
Nov. 6. 1865. Ellen Louise Gunn, b. Dec. 15, 1867. 6, Charles 
Henry Gunn, b. Mar. 10, 1831: d. Oct. 28, 1839. 7, Isabella 
Gunn'b. Oct. 23. 1833; d. Nov. 23, 1839. 
2033. ii. ZEDEKIAH, b. July 23, 1812; m. Sarah McDonald. 


2034. iii. SARAH, b. ]May 23, 1790; m. Oct. 18, 1818, Levi Moore; she d. 

Aug. 24, 1840. He was b. in Sudbury Mar. 18, 1785, and d. in 
Leverett, ]Mass., June 7, 1838. She was his second wife. She 
d. in Greenfield, Mass. Ch.: i, Edwin L., b. July 25, 1819; m. 
Sarah C. Reed. He was proprietor and principal of the Mt. 
Joj' Seminary at Lancaster, Pa.; was M. A. from a Pennsylva- 
nia college; was paymaster in the United States service from 
1862 to 1869 with rank of Colonel; was taken prisoner by the 
Mosby guerrillas and confined in Libby Prison. He d. in St. 
Peter,Minn., Apr. 22, 1874. 2, Stillman, b. Mar. 19, 1821; m. 
Oct. 28, 1843, Mary A. Preble, b. Mar. 15, 1821, a grandneice 
of Commodore Preble, U. S. N. Res. New Haven, Conn.; re- 
tired. One ch., Anna Fiske Preble, b. Dec. 5, 1851; m. Aug. 29, 
1883, Robert Atwater Smith, b. July 2, 1849; he is a government 
clerk in war department in Washington, D. C, and res. 936 
French street. N. W. 3, Leander, b. May 16, 1822; m. Roxanna 
Collins and d. s. p. in Brooklyn, Nov. 23, 1850. 4, Sarah F., b. 
July 9, 1824; m. Lewis H. Ganse; res. 122 Calder street, Harris- 
burg. Pa.; eight ch. 5, Fidelia, b. May, 1826; d. 1833. 6, Jo- 
sephK.,b. Feb. 17, 1828; m. Clara Louise Hosley; res. Los Ang- 
eles, Cal. : was connected with the Greenfield, Mass., Gazette 
and Courier, Morristown, Pa., Republican, and later editor and 
proprietor of the St. Peter, Minn., Tribune; was appointed 
postmaster of St. Peter by President Lincoln in 1861, and held 
the office except for three years until 1886, when he resigned. 
In 1887 he was private secretary of Gov. McGill and later sec- 
retarj' and treasurer of the St. Paul & Minneapolis Loan & 
Trust Company. In 1890 Secretary Windom appointed him 
chief of the division of appointments in the treasury department 
at Washington, D. C. He is a man of sterling character and 
great decision and energy. 

2035. iv. HENRY b. Aug. 17, 1792; m. Mary Perry. 

2036. V. BEULAi. b. July 17, 1797; m. June, 1818, Martin Moore. He 

was b. Feb. 16, 1795; d. Nov. 13, 187 1; was a miller and farmer; 
res. Leverett, Mass. Ch. : Alpheus, b. Mar. 26, 1819; m. Jan. i, 
1845, Maretta A. Whitney, b. Sept. 13, 1818; d. Feb. 13, 1885 (see 
Whitney Genealogy by F. C. Pierce). He is a builder; res. 
IMontague, Mass.; ch. : i, Gilman Alpheus Moore, b. Dec. 19, 
1845, Montague, Mass. ; 2, Wesley Fisk Moore, b. Sept. 28, 1854, 
Montague, Mass.; m. Elsie E. Greenwood, Oct. 24. 1886, b. 
June 2, 1858, Hubbardston, Mass.; P. O. address Montague, 
Mass. Clesson F., b. Feb. 5, 1821; m. Apr. 28, 1846, Mary A. 
Fuller; 4 ch. res. IMontague. Beulah, b. Apr. 15, 1828; d. Mar. 
25, 1831. Asa, b. Mar. 26, 1823: d. Aug. 13, 1841. Lucy F., b. 
Oct. 7, 1825; m. Feb. 2, 1846, Nathan A. Fitts; res. Northington, 
Mass.; i ch. 

2037. vi. JOSEPH, b. Apr. 17, 1800; m. Martha INIarsh, Eunice G. Sweet- 

ser and Mrs. Lucy Howe. 

2038. vii. STILLMAN, b. May 7, 1805; d. Aug. 17, 1821. 

2039. viii. DANIEL K., b. May 7, 1808; d. unni. in Saybrook, Ohio, May 

24, 1842. 

1073. DANIEL FISK (Daniel, John, John, John, Nathaniel, William, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. in Wendell, INIass., 1773; m. Sally Par- 
tridge; m. 2d, Mrs. Lucy F. Robinson, b. 1^90; d. May 14, 1851. He d. Sept. 8, 1850; 
res. Erving, Mass. 



JAMES WILLARD, b. Aug. 15, 1814; m. Almina Kendrick. 

DEXTER, b. Feb. 3, 1807; m. Lavina F. Robinson. 

SALLY, b. Oct. 21, 1799; m. May 16, 1827, Felch Austin; res. 
Orange. He d. Dec. 18, 1837. She d. July 24, 1871. Ch.: i, 

Perlev, d. s. p. 2. Gilbert, b. . 3, Sophia. 4, Lorinda. 

5, Dwight P.. b. July 5, 1828: m. Nov. 6. 185 1, Marie W. Stone, 
b. Oct. 5, 1828; res. Wendell, Mass.: ch.: Ella J. Austin, b. Aug. 



4. 1854; m- to Frank F. Stoughton, Apr. 4, 1883; P. O. Gill, 
Mass. Geo. L. Austin, b. July 28, 1856; d. Dec. 15, 1868. Will- 
iam Henry Austin, b. Nov. 23, 1863; m. to Evelyn M. Beals 
July 5, 1893; P. O. Orange, Mass. 

2043. iv. DANIEL P., b. May 23, 1803; m. Eliza Cheney. 

2044. V. JOHN, b. Oct. 28, 1804. He went to California and nothing has 

been heard of him since. 

2045. vi. CLARK, b. July 6, 1809; m. Rhoda Ward and Hulda Grossman. 

2046. vii. MILTON E., b. Sept. 27, 1832. 

1074. HON. AMOS FISK (Daniel, John, John, John, Nathaniel, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wendell, Mass., May 26, 1780; m. 
Trenton, N. Y., 1807, Mary Hubbard, of Trenton, N. Y., dau. of Isaac and Ruth 
(Coleman) of Middletown, b. Aug. 26, 1789; d. Nov. 29, 1872. He came west from 
Wendell, Mass., in 1807; located at Erie, Pa.; married at Trenton, N. Y., in 1808; 
followed farming and salt business, i. e., brought salt from Syracuse up Lake Onta- 
rio around the falls of Niagara and up Lake Erie. In 1810 moved to Ashtabula, 
Ohio, the land upon which the present city of Ashtabula is located and his life was 
spent in farming, mercantile and stock raising. (His son, Edward W., is living on 

a part of the farm about one minute from Main street.) About 1833 he was 

elected to the Legislature. He d. Jan. 31, 1836; res. Ashtabula, Ohio. 

2047. i. MARY ANN, b. Oct. 3, 1808; m. Jan. 31, 1837, J. D. Hulburt. 

She d. in A. Dec. 25, 1842, s. p. 

2048. ii. ISAAC HUBBARD, b. Oct. 9, 1811; m. Mary SafYord. 

2049. iii. ORIN, b. Sept. 30, 1814; d. Sept. 16, 1819. 

2050. iv. RUTH K., b. Mar. i, 1817; m. Nov. i, 1836, Rev. Ashel Chapin, 

of Greenville. Ohio. She d. Oct. 5, 1838. A dau. m. Henry 
Stearns; res. Freeport, 111. (see Forbush Genealogy by Fred C. 

2051. V. AMOS, b. Apr. 27, 1819; d. Sept. 4, 1819. 

2052. vi. AMOS, b. Dec. 11, 1S20; d. Sept. 2, 1821. 

2053. vii. AMOS C, b. Feb. 21, 1823; m. Sarah L. Paine. 

2054. viii. SARAH A., b. Apr. 18, 1825; m. Nov. 7, 1844, Dr. Stephen F. 

Selby; res. Williamson, 
N. Y. He was b. Aug. 
16, 1815. Ch.: I, Mary 

5. Selby, b. Oct. 12, 
1845. 2, Emma H. Sel- 
by, b. Dec. I, 1847; m. 
Mar. 4, 1873, James K. 
Stebbins; address Ash- 
tabula, Ohio. 3, Amos 
Fisk Selby, b. Apr. 10, 
1849; m. Apr. 10, 1884, 
Evalyn F. Warren; ad- 
dress Pultneyville, N. 
Y. 4, Ellen Selby, b. 
Apr., 1851; d. Oct. 
1853. 5.. Jared C, b. 
Feb. II, 1859; m. Feb. 
22, 1885, Lillian C. 
Whithorn; address Ea- 
ton Rapids, Mich. 6, 
Stephen F., b. Feb. 11, 
1862; m. Sept. 4, 1889, 
Alice C. Sanborn; ad- 
dress Ashtabula, Ohio. 

2055. ix. ELLEN M., b. Nov. 13, 

1828; m. Aug. 27, 

185 1, Anson Groton. 

She d. in A., May 

14, 1854. Ch.: Edward Fiske. b. ]\Iay 6, 1854; m. June 9, 

1879, Fanny Whitney, b. Feb. i, 1855; res. Lake Forest, 111.; 

address 51 Portland Block, Chicago, 111.; s. p. He was b. 



in Ashtabula, Ohio, but early moved to Rochester, N. Y., 
where he attended the public schools and was graduated at 
Wilson's private school. In 1871 he went to Columbus, Ohio, 
where he remained until 1883, when he came to Chicago. He 
studied law at the Union College of Law and was graduated 
with honors in June, 1886, and was at once admitted to the 
bar and began practice. He is an able and successful advocate 
and counselor. He is mayor of Lake Forest, where he resides. 
The Chicago Evening Post in commenting on his recent renom- 
ination said: 

Since Mayor Gorton took charge of the afifairs of Lake 
Forest's city government a number of improvements have 
been made in all parts of the town, and his admin- 
istration has been so popular with all the residents that he was 
the first and unanimous choice for renomination at the late 
caucus. He has been unwilling to take the position, which is 
purely an honorary one, there being no salary provided for the 
mayor. Recently he handed his resignation to the city council, 
but it was torn up by his associates before it reached City Clerk 

2056. X. EDWARD WILLIAM, b. May 17, 1832; m. Mary H. Mygatt. 
2056^. xi. ORIN, b. Jan. 16, 1831; d. May, 1831. 

1078. AMARIAH* FISK (David, David, John, John, Nathaniel, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Hampton, Conn., Oct. 6, 1747; m. 
-; m. 2d, Priscilla ; d. Sept. 16, 1799, in Hampton; res. Hampton, 

EZRA, b. Apr. 13, 17/8; m. Polly Downing. 

DAU., b. ; m. Nichols; m. 2d, Dr. Ezra Hammond; 

res. Northfield, Minn., and Danielsonville, Conn. 
LUCY, b. Aug. 2, 1780. 
PATTY, b. Apr. 28, 1783; d. July 10, 1784. 
ELBA, b. Mar. 5, 1787; d. Feb. 16, 1788. 
ELBA, b. Jan. 30, 1789. 
PATTY, b. Mar. 11, 1791; d. Aug. 8. 1792. 

BRIGHAM, b. July 12, 1792; m. Lydia M. . 

SARAH, b. Jan. 11. 1796. 
AMANDA, b. May 22, 1798. 

1085. JONATHAN FISK (Jonathan, David, John, John, Nathaniel, William, 
Robert, Simon, Simon. William, Symond), b. Hampton, Conn., Aug. 15, 1755; 
m. there Feb. 8, 1781, Mehitable Smith, b. Nov. 3, 1755; d., ae. 82. He was a sol- 
dier in the Revolutionary war. He d.. ae. 81; res. Hampton, Windham County, 
Conn., and Otsego, Cooperstown, N. Y. 

RUFUS, b. Dec. 17, 1781. 

ELBA, b. Apr. 26, 1799; m. Nancy Eddy and Phebe C. Ruby. 

STEPHEN, b. Apr. 8, 1788. 

ANNIE, b. May 24, 1792. 

DAVID, b. . 

PHILENA, b. June 9, 1786. 

PATTY, b. . 

viii. ASA, b. Nov. 11, 1783; m. Lucinda Shelly. 

MEHITABLE, b. Mar. 20. 1790. 

1092. STEPHEN FISK (Asa, David, John, John, Nathaniel, William, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wales, Mass., Apr. 28, 1763; rh. there 
Apr., 1784, Sarah Parker, sister of Zurviah who m. Elisha Fisk. He fell into a well 
while assisting in excavating it near his father's house and was killed. He d. Aug. 
23, 1785; res. Wales, Mass. 

2076. i. PHILA, b. May 29, 1785. 

*Town Clerk in his copy calls him Amariah— Amasa. 









































1096. CAPT. ASA FISK (Asa, David, John, John, Nathaniel, WiUiam, Rob- 
ert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wales, Mass., Feb. 26, 1772; m. Nov. 27, 
1792, Amanda Cooley; she d. s. p.; m. 2d, Sally Colburn of Stafford, b. 1774; d. 
Oct. 2, 1807; m. 3d, i\lay 25, 1808, Mary Jane Davidson, b. Mar. 12, 1779; d. Dec. 
15, 1824. The epitaph on his tombstone is as follows: "Asa Fisk died May 8, 
1817, aged 45. 

"In faith he died, in dust he lies, 
But faith forsees that dust shall rise 
v^ When Jesus calls while hope assumes 

And boasts his joys among the tombs." 

He d. May 8, 1817; res. Wales, Mass. 

2077. i. ELETHEA, b. Nov. 2, 1796; m. Oct., 1822, Linus Davidson. 

She d. Oct. 27, 1838. Ch. : i, Sarah C, b. Mar. 15, 1824; m. 
Orren West of Staftord, Conn.; went west and d. They had 
four children, viz. : Eugene D. West, Adelbert Fisk West, 
Frances West, Sarah C. West. Two of the above are now liv- 
ing. Mrs. Sarah Black, who resides in South Des Moines, 
la.; and Adelbert at Hillside Ave., who has 4 ch. 2, William 
Fisk, b. Nov. 13, 1825; d. Aug. 13, 1846. 3, Roswell D., b. Feb. 
13, 1830; m. May 21, 1879, Jane Ives. He was a lawyer in 
Stafford, and d. s. p. in Stafford, Aug. 16, 1885. She res. in 
Colchester, Conn. 4, Mary Jane, b. Oct. 20, 1834, never mar- 
ried, was adopted by a Mr. Goodell, but wants her name called 
Mary Jane Davidson, and now lives in Agawam, Mass. 

2078. ii. STEPHEN, b. July 27, 1799. He was m. in Wales, Mass., but 

later resided in Bangor, Me. 

2079. iii. EBENEZER, b. Aug. 13, 1801; m. Emily Moore, and removed 

to New York State and d. in St. Louis, Mo., leaving 2 ch. 

2080. iv. EUNICE, b. Apr. 4, 1804; m. in Wales, Jonathan Durfee of Brim- 

field, Mass.: she d. June 15, 1853. Ch. : i, Henry Dwight, b. 
. 2, Jane Maria, b. Jan. 11, 1831; in Southbridge; m. Ly- 
man Fisk of Ludlow (See). 3, Anna Louise, b. 

2081. V. ROSWELL, b. Jan. 13, 1806; m. Sally Vinar of No. Adams, 

Mass. He was a cotton manufacturer in No. Adams, Mass., 

and later moved to St. Louis. 
.2082. vi. ERVINE, b. May 21, 1809. After the death of his parents he 

resided with Sewell Shaw in Wales, later went away to Troy, 

N. Y. 

2083. vii. SALLY, b. Mar. 31, 181 1: m. and her husband d. ; she then m. 

in 1831, Christopher Conrad, and had six children; res. Mah- 
wah, N. J. Ch.: i, Sarah E. Conrad, b. Sept. 6, 1836; unm. 
res. Mahwah, N. J. 2, Christopher Fisk Conrad, b. Dec. 19, 
1838; m. in Colorado a widow named Anna Galbraith, in 1886; 
no ch. 3, Anna Maria Conrad, b. Apr. 25, 1841, widow of 
Charles L. Atwood, of Pittsfield, Mass.; no ch. 4, Henry Clay 
Conrad, b. Aug. 3, 1845; d. July 7, 1846. S, Charles Sandford 
Conrad, b. Jan. 29, 1846; unm. 6, Jennie Louisa Conrad, b. 
July 6, 1848; d. June 26, 1850. 

2084. viii. SAN FORD, b. Oct. 22, 1813; m. Lucy Ann Tourtellotte and 

adopted a little girl by law, named her Abbie Francese Fisk. 
She m. Orville W. Judd in 1872 and inherited her father's 
property after her mother's death. She is now living in West- 
boro, Mass.; no children. Lucy Ann (Tourtellotte) Fisk, d. 
in Mar., 1889, in Webster, Mass. Sanford Fisk, d. in June, 
1881, in Webster, Mass. Both buried in Webster, Mass. 

2085. ix. ASA, b. Mar. 10, 1816; m. Sarah Bridgeford of Fisherville, R. I. 

They had two children, George W. and Albert Fisk, both d. 
Asa is buried with his wife and two sons (both of whom were 
m.) in Springfield Cemetery, Mass. George W. Fisk, one of 
the sons, left a widow and one child named Hattie Viola Fisk, 
at one time teaching near Springfield, Mass. His 
widow died not lon